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That looks like a real good deal Hyw', i think i would go for the intermediate line given the choice though, just to get below the surface.. (if i'm wrong i'm sure somebody will correct me,,:))

I've just bought the "deal of the week" from Garry's,, and seeing that the line alone is worth nearly £90.00 i think it's a good 'un...
 

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Looks like a good deal, Hywel but I am no expert in these fluff-chucking matters. Congratulations on the baby as well! Will you be able to get away for our Bumble at the end of the month now?
 

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Don't know about the rest of the kit, but I got myself one of the reels with the intention of using it for some salmon fishing and then swff later in the year. I've not used it for either yet, but it seems good to me. Nice (for the money) drag and pretty robust.
 

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Looks like a good deal, Hywel but I am no expert in these fluff-chucking matters. Congratulations on the baby as well! Will you be able to get away for our Bumble at the end of the month now?
Hi Tim,

Thanks. Hoping to make it, the missus mum should be staying around then and she's given me the green light as long as she's here.

See you soon.

Hywel
 

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The RT is a much better buy (59.99)

Certainly go for for the Avalanche (29.99) + spare spool

Best budget line is the Shakespeare Worcester range (circa £20)

Get a floater, you can add sinktips later

A lot depends on your budget and usual fishing terrain, of which more info would be useful

Shop bought carded flies are useless (those dragon ones on the GE site are the pits)

Some of the serial tyers on here would be pleased to get you started (Free)

K
 

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Used a lot of the Airflo rods in the past. I like them a lot and think they are great value for money. I broke the tip on one, and the whole thing was replaced with a similar model for £25. Not bad saying as that rod was nearly ten years old.

As far as I am aware, all of the Airflo rods come with a similar guarantee (certainly hope so, broke another last week !)
 
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