Hello I’ve just been given a secondhand compo 69 but the spool doesn’t click onto the spindle, it just slides and off. Will new o-ring seals fix that? I see they are available on eBay. Thanks
The Rev Oliver Harrison
I'm off to South Devon in a couple of weeks, staying at the Thurlestone Hotel. I can see that the river Avon and its estuary are just north of there while Kingsbridge is just south. Seems to be a lot of streams around that area too.
Any tips? What flies work well? Are day tickets...
My usual venue (small stocked lake) is out of bounds at the moment due to You Know What.
I'm thing of having a go the canals for pike on the fly. I don't mind buying special flies but in the meantime I'm wondering if stillwater lures would work.
A cats whisker or similar, with or...
Thanks that was really good. I'd liked to have known more about his rod and tippet but I see how it works now: a "flip" cast. It seems that this style of fishing is really only for shortish range though? Also, without the weight of a fly line would it turn over a single dry?
Just looked at some video tutorials. So basically the very long, tapered leader acts kind of like a fly line but also kind of not. You need a super long and light rod (max #3 weight, min 10'). The you start as if roll casting off the water using its friction as traction to give resistance and...
Forthcoming trip down Loddiswell way. Not till next year but planning ahead and looking to get some fishing in.
Seems like there's a good head of trout and sea trout. Does anyone do day tickets or passports?
I found this, but was wondering about my options.
When casting bead-headed nymphs they sometimes bang against the rod. A carbon blank will only take so many dings and pings; each one weakens it until eventually it snaps.
(Before you ask about my technique: yes, some of these are my fault, but others are caused by the wind of a mid-cast change...
Thanks. I guess a 12 foot greenheart is a seriously heavy rod, too? Also, if not wading then the extra reach from the bank would come in handy. Were they not aerialising as much line, too? Or are we just weak and wussy compared with the Real Men of the Edwardian era?
Thanks again three rivers, you are mine of information.
I mostly fish a wide stretch of the Dove (with waders) or a small river close to home, so if I can chuck out 12 yards of line with accuracy then I'm happy. I still have 9 & 10 footers (#7) for the stillwaters and reservoirs. Tbh the "nine...
We must have posted at the same time. I am bloody delighted with it. I have a much older split cane 9' with intermediary whippings and agate eyes (ooh get me with the jargon!) that is heavier and slower than this little beauty. I had feared it was the norm for 'boo rods but it seems not.
Just been for a chuck in the field opposite. Very very impressed. Glad I didn't got for that 7' one on ebay now.
My old river rod was a carbon 8' / #4 and after several years being weakened from the dings and pings of bead-headed nymphs it finally snapped last week. (Not my fault! Wind and...
Thanks three rivers, that is REALLY helpful. Lots there that i didn't know.
Re the Sharpes Scottie Eight-Eight, Eighty-Five and Eighty-Three: surely that's not the length in inches? Or maybe it is (if so, minus the butt?)
Funnily enough after starting this thread this I got a message from a...