My new tackle bag

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My new tackle bag

Post by SofaSurfer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:43 pm

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Traditional - made out of canvas and leather, hand sewn :-)

I can just get my hand inside it and it fits onto my belt with a canvas loop. I can get everything I need for an evenings fly fishing inside it and have room left for a few toffees.

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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by RBTraditional » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:27 pm

Now that I like a lot....minimal spring to mind! :Thumb:
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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by Robbi » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:29 pm

Nice one ! I like a lot.
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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by SofaSurfer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:04 pm

Thanks guys, minimal indeed. I don't like carrying stuff :-)

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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by Duebel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:13 pm

Very nice! Now I've got a good idea what to do in winter ...
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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by SofaSurfer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:58 pm

Duebel,

I hope I didn't give the impression that I made it, I found it on eBay. I couldn't find anything 'traditional' that was new. It's army surplus :-)

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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:04 pm

That´s a very nice piece. I´ve to look for one like that. Great idea.
I see that you use Stroft. I love that line.
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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by SofaSurfer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:32 pm

Bobby,

I have used Stroft for two seasons and have found it consistent in it's knot strength and equally good for dry and nymphs. I only use 4lb bs as anything less is asking for trouble on the river. One spool costs about £5 and lasts me all season. I used to use Orvis Fluorocarbon but found it unreliable and very expensive, £25 for 100m!

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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:05 pm

Yes, it´s good stuff and cheap compared to some other brands. I also use the 4lbs for tippets on a furled leader or level for nymphs. It is ideal for dry fly. I use it since I started fly fishing 15 years ago. My mentor recommended it and whenever I used something else I quickly returned to stroft.
When loch fishing I prefer a stiffer leader material to prevent tangles.
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Re: My new tackle bag

Post by SofaSurfer » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:53 am

Bobby,

I had an interesting experience recently when I used 4lb Stroft from the end of the fly line to the fly. About a 10 foot tippet. Casting was tricky but I got two trout. I'm currently experimenting with a level leader of Fox Illusion fluorocarbon 6lb bs. It's very stiff :-)

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