Just thought I'd off this it might be of interest to some.
A year or two ago built a #5wt 11ft micro two handed rod.
And not willing to pay exorbitant prices for the likes of OPST Commando head etc. I've constructed my own lines from bigger Salom lines.
However recently bought of fleabay a...
Done these for a mate but I added a few to my own box as I liked the look of them
14mm SS Tube
Orange cock hackle
Cpl of strands of orange micro flash
Micro silver oval rib
Orange cock hackle
White cock hackle
A Wee Size 15 Ghillie
Tying a few wee one's at the moment so here's the first one
Size 15 salar
Gold micro oval tag
Gold micro oval rib
Orange cock hackle fibers
Blue guinea foul over
Yellow squirrel wing
The hook feels huge after tying at fishing sizes recently, hard to tie it with the butt and head in proportion with chenille (even this which is ultra fine Venaird micro chenille).
Only slight variance from the given pattern, used embossed silver as I MUCH prefer it to flat.
British river has worst recorded microplastic pollution in the world, study finds
This was on the news last night, The worst microplastic polluted river in the world !
I wonder how this effects the rivers with runs salmon ? and the effects on seatrout parr & smolts ? It must have some...
After watching fishing programs from overseas this last few days it would seem the norm to wear these cotton type gloves when handling fish.
To my mind how how can these be better than the smooth wet skin of a hand when compared to the woven/knitted (ok micro) materials of these gloves?
Getting a day on it in early August, conditions permitting. Totally unfamiliar with the water. Anyone have any tips/experience? Beat 8, 5 etc? Selection of flies etc? Any advice appreciated!! I was going to fish it with a 9 1/2 footer, floating, shrimp flies and various others, possibly smaller...