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#1 Snatcher

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:52 AM

Going to hopefully do a lot of saltwater flyfishing for bass this year in the Mull of Galloway area. I reckon I will have to get a line tray to stop the flyline getting shredded very quickly.
Seen a commerial one in my local tackle shop for 20.Is it worth the money I am thinking to myself?Could make one from a washing up dish that should work fine and cost coppers.
You thoughts on this matter would be most appreciated gentlemen.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:22 AM

doesn't your local have trays you could nick?

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:35 AM

Tell you next week chap. I'm trying one out on Saturday on Loch Beannie - 15 I think. I cracked and just bought one...hope it does what I need.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:37 AM

Lets have a report back then Fly. Hey jeepster seen your twin a short while ago on this forum LOL
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:39 AM

i must get myself an avatar

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:47 AM

I am sure if you crawled to Newt and said "pretty please" he could install a Jasper Avatar for you to fit in with your profession mate.


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Posted 21 April 2005 - 02:08 AM

Snatcher,

A few tips about line trays for the salt.Unless you are wading in a raging surf, avoid collapsable bowls.I use the Orvis rigid bowl

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but at 39 it isnt cheap, but a lovely bit of kit. You can get a similar one from LLBean for about 20 , but you need to get it from the U.S.

Making your own from a washing up bowl is an idea. A piece of bungee cord for a belt and a few cable tie 'bristles' in the bottom to help prevent tangles. I gave up doing this after the 15th attempt at getting it how I wanted it failed.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:27 PM

I made one years ago and it is still going strong. I used a couple of wire coathangers for the frame and cut up some old waterproof trousers for the "bag". Cost; 0.0p! The plans were in the now defunct "Angling" magazine.. Tell me if you're interested and I will show you it.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:24 PM

Fishing place where there is a tide, and surf is a total nightmare. Ive not got a line tray but i wish i had! The waves, tide tangle the fly line at your feet all over the shop. If it doesnt tangle round your legs about 50 times/tied itself in improsible knots or tangled itself in bladder wrack, boulders and rocks then your doing seriously well.
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 12:28 AM

ff2 if you can bring it into work next week for me to have a spy at it would be most appreciated.I am on late shift. Thanks ff2 you are a star - and Dorothy must have a heart like a lion!


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