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Pros and cons of a line tray?

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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.

 

[ 20. April 2005, 08:35 PM: Message edited by: Snatcher ]


 

 

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doesn't your local have trays you could nick?

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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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Lets have a report back then Fly. Hey jeepster seen your twin a short while ago on this forum LOL

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[ 20. April 2005, 08:44 PM: Message edited by: Snatcher ]


 

 

Fishing digs on the Mull of Galloway - recommend

HERE

 

babyforavatar.jpg

 

Me when I had hair

 

 

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

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i must get myself an avatar

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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.


 

 

Fishing digs on the Mull of Galloway - recommend

HERE

 

babyforavatar.jpg

 

Me when I had hair

 

 

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

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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.

 

Martin

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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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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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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!


 

 

Fishing digs on the Mull of Galloway - recommend

HERE

 

babyforavatar.jpg

 

Me when I had hair

 

 

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

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