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I can get one of these at half price (£50). Does anyone have any experience or opinions on these? Money is tight right now so I need every purchase to be a good one!
 

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It would have to be pretty duff to not be worth £50, eh Dai? Not as waterproof as the Cags that Softie loves but would do a turn, and cheaper (although the prices Softie mentioned to me on Sunday were much less than I seem able to find on the internet?). As I also have to get some "budget" waders and boots I have to be a bit careful with what I get. And then when I have kitted George out as well - ouch!
 

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Presumably that's at Garry Evans Tim ?

I'll try and get a price of the cags that i saw (it'll be Thursday), and let you know that before you make a decision. If the Scierra gear is in the same league as my Greys, then it might not be as good as you need for what we want . . . . . . . . . it's not 'just' the rain, it's getting nailed by a wave!!
 

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Hi Tim, just been flicking through a Fishtec flyer that arrived in the post yesterday. They are having a clearance sale and are offering an “Airflow X-Stream Wading Jacket” for £29.99 discounted from £119.99, they have also got some good deals on waders for less than £50.00. I’ve got some Airflow waders and cant fault them for what I paid for them, I tried on some Scierra waders at the same time but the fit wasn’t as good. Fishtec are based in Brecon and well worth a visit as you can try the stuff on and compare the quality as they also stock Scierra and Simms kit.
 

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Thanks, Guys. John, are they open at Fishtec on a Sunday? Might be worth a drive over there this weekend as those sound like blinding deals. Are details of the offers on their website?
Si, I am sure Softie said he could get the Cags well cheaper than the prices I have seen. The one you posted yesterday looks the nuts, but whilst you won't get wet in it, you will get hot.I think the Cag for wet & wild, Wading Jacket for cold & windy.
 

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Tim they are not open on a sunday, and to save you some mileage call into tightlines direct on wind street, ammanford as they are the same company (fishtec and tightlines direct are owned by bvg-airflo)!!!! the stock though comes from the main warehouse in brecon which has a small outlet shop, but i know ammanford will hold a decent stock of the gear. similarly if you phone them they will arrange to have stock delivered from brecon down to ammanford. the telephone no.s are

fishtec brecon 01874 612 612

tightlines direct 01269 592380
 

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Blinding - cheers, Iestyn. I'll call them tomorrow (I assume you rate them as a decent firm to deal with?).
Iestyn, I know the weather is pants today (hwoling windy over here right now) but have you done any real work today?? :lol: :eek:
 

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I use the Scierra Canyon Jacket and have done for the last 2 years, and i can highly recommend it, i have been in some conditions that you would not believe and it has kept me dry.
I am going to buy another one and put it away until i need a new one,my local tackle shop has also reduced theres to £50 it is so cheap.
 

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Hi Tim, I think it is just Saturday mornings but always worth calling them. Like you whatever I look at I have to double up on so Jack doesn’t pull a face, so value for money has always been paramount. What I found very useful was being able to try different pairs of waders and boots on in varying combinations until we got the best fit, if we had ordered over the web the courier firms would be a lot richer. You know how slim Jack is well he ended up getting a XXL pair which gave him the right length in the leg all the other sizes made him walk like a cartoon character. We also both take size 10 shoes but ended up with size 12 boots again as the fit was better. If we had ordered online the size 11’s would have been ok just not as comfortable. In total we spent over two hours there trying different combinations, everything was in stock and the staff were as keen as we were to get the right fit and combination and very helpful. The best deals seam to only get posted on their fliers and not on the website though I guess the best way maybe to give them a call and let them know what your after and see what they recommend. I would always recommend buying waders in person though as we found the variance between manufacturers sizing to be quite high and for freedom of movement leg length is very important.
 

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Sound advice, John - many thanks. I'll be calling them tomorrow (now Iestyn has given me their number!).
 

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Blinding - cheers, Iestyn. I'll call them tomorrow (I assume you rate them as a decent firm to deal with?).
Iestyn, I know the weather is pants today (hwoling windy over here right now) but have you done any real work today?? :lol: :eek:

been really busy today, flood prevention control (driving the landrover up and down the beats and observing!!)
baliff/poaching control (observing whilst doing the above which counts as multi-tasking!!)
tying flies (whilst observing the internet....this site)
carrying out water treatment tests (involving milk, sugar and hot water!!)
food tester/critic (to the lunch my mrs done me!!)
studying the trout and salmon magazine for "faults"

phew im knackered!!! same again tomorrow.............unfortunately! :lol:
 

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I agree with John, trying before you buy is vital to get a good fit. My waders and boots as posted on the previous site came from the outlet shop in Brecon and I tried on a few pairs and ended up with a cracking deal on my Airflow waders and Simms boots.
I'm sure plugs has got the Canyon Jacket and likes it, I went down to Cardiff to pick one up as they were on offer for £50 a few months back, unfortunately they didnt have any in my size so they let me have the new Scierra Aquatex Pro for the same price. Seems good but need to give it a few good hard sessions before I can comment honestly.
 

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Well. I've ordered the Wading Jacket from Garry Evans - should be here Friday. Looking at the forecast, I should be able to test it at the wekeend! Will report back on how it performs. As regards waders, I appreciate all the advice, and will get myself over to Fishtec at the first opportunity. Thanks again for all the help guys!
 

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Well, big up for Garry Evans. Ordered Wading jacket 5pm Wednesday, arrived 10am today. Fits nice, and as long as it does what it says in the tin, then I will be chuffed. First time I have dealt with them, but good service, very helpful and I would use them again. I know others use them a lot, but it is nice to use a local firm and get looked after.
 

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When i worked in Burtons Biscuits in Cwmbran, Gary Evans in Newport was one of my favourite lunch-time haunts. SOme good deals, and run by very knowledgable anglers.
 

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Griff said:
Well, big up for Garry Evans. Ordered Wading jacket 5pm Wednesday, arrived 10am today. Fits nice, and as long as it does what it says in the tin, then I will be chuffed. First time I have dealt with them, but good service, very helpful and I would use them again. I know others use them a lot, but it is nice to use a local firm and get looked after.
Tim,

Out of interest how much did you pay for the jacket ?
 

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Tim,

Out of interest how much did you pay for the jacket ?
Stevie-boy !!! Do you even read these posts !!!! Check out the first line of the entire thread !!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Steve - £50. Elsewhere on the thread you will also that Fishtec have some equally good offers too. Seems like a nice piece of kit for the money, so we'll see how it goes.
 
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