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Discussion in 'Saltwater Fly Corner' started by {name}, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Sandeel

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    I am beyond redemption

    Reels serviced (by me, too precious to let anyone else meddle), 7 boxes saltwater flies, 6 stillwater and river, 3 lures for ressy.

    All waterproof gear re-proofed, lures boxed, sp's mounted and glued, rod's polished. Rucksacks packed (3)

    Kayak, all fixings, checked and mastic'd, greased and oiled. All ropes, leashes checked, trailer checked over. All accessories reviewed, anchors, compass, trollies, wheels, rudder etc

    Torches work, knives sharp, spares sorted, waders checked for leaks and re-proofed. Got a trolling motor, contacts sprayed, cables checked, battery good

    Sat by door waiting wistfully for end March

    What should I do now, sod it I think I'll check it all again in case I've missed something

    Anyone else similarly affected?, how do you spend your doldrum months in preparation

    Delighted if anyone could drop there gear off for remedial work and respite care (which is probably what I need personally)

    I am also quite a keen dinghy sailor, think I'll just check the rigging.............................
     
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  2. Striper

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    Got nowhere near as much gear as you Kieran but I clean everything between camping/fishing trips throughout the year and do it all "properly" before storing the gear for the winter. Next few weeks will see it all checked again, batteries for headlights/torches, new hooks where needed, axe and machete sharpened etc. Nowt wrong with looking after your stuff!
     
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  3. Pollock

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    Not OCD. Look after your gear and it will look after you!!

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  4. Bass

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    I'd be too tired to go fishing after doing all that .....lol

    Not really , preparation is crucial you don't want to lose a 10 lbr because of gear malfunction.
     
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  5. Banned

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    Fail to prepare = prepare to fail.
     
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  6. Blenny

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    Reels and rods sat where I left them in November, Kayak unloved in the garage, motor still in my van along with my waders. Yup I'm ready
     
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  7. Blenny

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    Did you say lures?! :eek:
     
  8. Sandeel

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    I have been known to walk on the dark side

    If only to show the light

    Atb

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  9. Striper

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    Rods and waders still in van
    Reels part serviced ( a bit of a clean new roller bearings )
    Boat is winterised but still have a list of jobs to do
    Lures still in bag
     
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    1 : Reels serviced then put back in the bag
    2 : bag chucked back in the loft along with everything else
    3 : wait till it's warm enough to survive a loft visit as that means it's fishing time again :)
     
  11. Perch

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    Always rinse off and clean rods, reels and terminal gear. Reels lubed and maintained and lines changed out as required. I keep most of my gear in the house where it's moisture free. I do this throughout the year not just at end of/off season. As Pete says above "failing to prepare is preparing to fail!" It's a saying I bandy about quite a lot and not just applied to fishing! I have witnessed first hand tackle failures due to poor maintenance/treatment. At the least it spoils a days fishing, at worst it may cost you the catch of a lifetime.
     
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  12. Sandeel

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    Im afraid I am as organised as John M it's only after the first couple of trips I start to get my shit together.The only thing of mine that is ready is my fly box the rest has pretty much stayed where I left it.

    Talking of Kieran's OCD i do like to turn his flies around in his box whenever I get the opportunity the look of horror on his face is priceless lol.
     
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  13. Sea Trout

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    What do you polish your rods with?


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  14. Sandeel

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    Mike

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    i.e. Mr Sheen?


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  16. Pollock Supporting Member

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    Try being an allrounder. With no closed season, and kit used for multiple disclplines I have to keep everything ticking over all year, so no big sort outs, just dealing with stuff as it arises.......tomorrow and Wednesdays river chub kit will turn into reservoir piking stuff for Friday, and back to chubbing for next week.......
     
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  17. Sandeel

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    Yup that sort of thing Mike

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  18. Bass

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    Service this lot every Feb. Don't start me on rods...presently in the middle of rebuilding three...I have a thing about full cork handles...I mean why oh why would you put duplon on anything???

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  19. Sandeel

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    Thanks for all the responses lads

    Bit relieved that I am not isolated, keep up the good work

    ATB

    Kieran
     
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  20. Pollock Supporting Member

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    If there's mono on any of those Tim, and you were really OCD they'd be stored in the dark..........mine are in drawers in the cellar.....UV aint gonna lose me fish...............
     
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