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    Thanks Bill, There was a company in the UK...

    Thanks Bill,

    There was a company in the UK making Gortex waders (small scale) until about 5 years ago. I hadn’t come across Sitka before, I’ll take a look at them.

    Regards
    Terry
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    A request was put forward to the FIPS committee...

    A request was put forward to the FIPS committee (not for the 1st time) who organise the World and European championship to ban them. On the basis that they aren’t in the spirit of “fly” fishing. ...
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    Gortex Waders

    Hi,

    Does anyone know of any other companies in the states making Gortex waders apart from Simms?

    Thanks
    Terry
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    July is tricky, although given the circumstances...

    July is tricky, although given the circumstances you make not be allowed to travel to the UK then. It’s not quite prime time but very expensive in that part of the country. There is some free...
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    Not everyone’s cup of tea. Plenty in Europe want...

    Not everyone’s cup of tea. Plenty in Europe want them banned for good from fly fishing venues. They’ve already succeeded in getting them banned from the World and European Championships. ...
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    6/0 on a size 20? You’ve definitely got different...

    6/0 on a size 20? You’ve definitely got different 6/0 thread to me if you can tie a size 20 with it.

    14/0 is standard for dries 14 > 20 anything smaller than that and i’d use spider web type...
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    Vladi Squirmy Worm

    Love them or hate them, these flies catch serious amounts of fish.

    If you’d like to win a set, subscribe to my YouTube channel, like the video and leave a comment on the video “win”. A winner...
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    Deer Hair Grannom Caddis

    This one has been a great pattern for me when the Grannom swarms come.


    https://youtu.be/8oIlXFVqEr8
  9. Lovely river the Avon, very exclusive. Not many...

    Lovely river the Avon, very exclusive. Not many rivers in England are upstream dry fly only, it’s fine to Chuck a woolly bugger on most of them ��
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    Good question, it’s cost me a fortune :) I’ve...

    Good question, it’s cost me a fortune :)

    I’ve always had a fascination with it, I think it was the colour of the flies, and when a small boy I could afford a few flies with my pocket money. Then,...
  11. I think they just cost more at the moment because...

    I think they just cost more at the moment because as Bill said, people are scared to commit so when they do get a run manufactured they do it in smaller quantities, hence the higher price.

    I’m...
  12. Yeah I don’t get the mixed feelings about...

    Yeah I don’t get the mixed feelings about barbless, I recall reading that some countries have banned barbless because their evidence suggests that they do more damage than barbed. Same over her with...
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    Yeah, same over this side of the pond, but not...

    Yeah, same over this side of the pond, but not much evidence to suggest that trout can see the uv once the fly is a couple of feet below the surface. I guess we won’t know unless we are reincarnated...
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    Using Hi-Viz Products in your flies

    Some ideas for products from the health and safety sector that can be used to make very brite flies.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgHH0euCuGs
  15. This is a great barbless hook for rainbow and steelhead

    The ultimate barbless fly fishing hook.


    https://youtu.be/of4kYW5yMNQ

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel........ if you haven’t already
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    How to tie the Candy Booby Blob

    A great Stillwater pattern for pressured rainbow trout.


    https://youtu.be/xbebHBxPf3c

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rh5YxJEhdV-A0JLOW3akQ
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