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Thanks for the ebay headsup. I can't believe I hadn't checked the bay myself. The 8mm are the size I've been using. Although they have a circular cross section, a quick scrape with a knife puts a flat on one side to allow superglueing together on the hair. Thanks again chaps, most helpful.
If you pm Danny Collins, he's been going to Spain for years, targetting comizo. He's in Spain at present and returns in a few days. I'll tell him to check for your pm when I next speak to him as he doesn't use the forum as much these days.
Another vote for Muckboots, in my experience, the only negative would be poor grip in muddy conditions, but mine are the model before Arctic Sports, which have also been superceded, so grip levels may have improved with the latest models. Would certainly buy again.
I used the Flatz for the first time last week on the Wye. Easy to superglue, supposedly made with original recipe. Could do with making them in a larger size. Caught ok using them, but then the two alternative baits worked ok as well.
The Thames in this, my local area, has been very hard going over the last 2 or 3 seasons. If there's no flow, which is usually the case, then you'll struggle. Hopefully you'll prove me wrong. I can pm you some specific swim/parking info if that's any help.
I've got the Korum 2 rod Total Protection.Have used it with 12' Greys,Fox and Drennan rods,but only with 4000 sized reels.I use the Korum 2 rod quiver(no longer available I believe) for my barbel fishing as long walks are involved and need to travel as light as possible.
I noticed in this weeks AM, that Dinsmore have brought out a new net that would suit barbel anglers. It's a quick dry, 90cm with an aluminium spreader block. Might be worth a look as long as you don't need to carry it too far