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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 07 3:09 pm    Post subject: Fly Fishing article  Reply with quote    

Brilliant new article by Gus:

http://www.downsizer.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=259

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 07 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of the best intros to fly-fishing I've read - a really good article.

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 23924
Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 07 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Indeed, I've always been attracted to fly fishing but never, ever had a go.

Vic



Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Posts: 387
Location: Sherborne, Dorset
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 07 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Like Gervase said - really good article. I've been fishing for a while and it still clarified things for me (especially the whole ASTM thing).

Does it inspire anyone out there to take up flyfishing? It would be great to hear how a novice got on, following Gus' advice. Go on, someone out there must want a new challenge for 2007!

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 07 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm going to give it a go. My BIL fly fishes and has offered to take me out sometime.

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 07 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brilliant article. We've got fishing rights by virtue of living where we do. I'm very tempted to ask for a lesson as my birthday present.

moules and frites



Joined: 13 May 2006
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 07 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brilliant article ,
My son and I would like to try it .
We have access to a private stretch of the Avon , Hants and have thought it would be nice to give it a go . We were thinking of starting with the Argos Fly fishing set ( 074/0463)about 70 .
Perhaps you could have a look and let us know what you think .
Thanks

Gus



Joined: 06 Dec 2006
Posts: 38
Location: scottish borders
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 07 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Firstly, thank you all for the kind words about the article - I enjoyed writing it!

M&F - It's not the best outfit to buy. I think it's very overpriced, and I had difficulty teaching a lad with a similar outfit recently.

If you spend 70-75 on a rod reel and line alone, you'll get something worthwhile. The rest of the kit won't cost much and shouldn't take you past the 100 mark for your whole outfit. You'll both benefit from the superior quality rod you'll get within that budget.

Don't buy flies - pm me your address, and I'll send you a box to get you started.

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