- May 16, 2020
Yeah had a gander and very expensive.. But you'd hope that it will last for a few years...
I have a G4 and it's excellent like I said earlier end of the season I treat with nikwax and she's a dream.. I'm going to invest in a longer jacket as I prefer a longer jacket the simms challenger has my attention... Good luckThe Simms G4 tactical has me interested at the minute, Patagonia river salt or even an ordinary high end waterproof jacket too. Really unsure on what to get so this thread is pretty useful at the moment.
I'd say that ALOT of the dry gear is made in China.. But did the job all that matters..I've had an Orvis Tailwater for five years now, I'm 5"10 and weight in about 12 stone, but went for an XXL so you can layer up underneath. I've used in the winter along the river and also in the pissing rain while fishing for Pike on the Anglian Ressies. Not a drop got through.
I also had it on the last weekend when I had to fish a phone out of the river. The water ran up under the cuffs understandably. But it dried off very well after being submerged in water. Two large side pockets an internal pocket and two smaller side pockets. I like it to be honest.
Ps Under the label it's made in China
Afraid so. It was truly a stunning lake. As per usual with most lake and river degradation in this country, the finger almost 90% of the time points toward unregulated dairy farming. What is infuriating is that these gobshites were given grants under REPS (Rural Environment Protection Scheme) to clean up their act but the government monitoring programme was laughable.Carra has gone right down hill over the last ten years in my experience. Used to be my favourite western lough.
I remember something similar in the UK grants given to put sileage or slurry onto fields then realised it was destroying watereays so more grants wrte given to remove... Its sad... Sadly mate that's life wild brownies aren't important in the eyes of others.. I was sat in my lough maybe 2/3 seasons ago sat for a brew.. I heard voices unusual.. Two guys approached me who worked for the Irish fisheries now to paint a picture I was holding a mug of tea my rod sat next to me and a fly box open.. I was asked what I was doing... The guys said they had been watching me and asked me what I was fishing for in the Lough.. I explained for Brown Trout and they said they had no idea there was anything in the Lough... Sad... Sorry completely off topic..Afraid so. It was truly a stunning lake. As per usual with most lake and river degradation in this country, the finger almost 90% of the time points toward unregulated dairy farming. What is infuriating is that these gobshites were given grants under REPS (Rural Environment Protection Scheme) to clean up their act but the government monitoring programme was laughable.
Sorry for going off topic but it's one issue that infuriates me