Not a true local Straker market find, but one that involved eyes in other corners of this fair land and a price that made it a must have. Found in a dark corner of Essex and soon to be aquainted with the glorious sparkle of the Avon.
With the way this weather is going I am not sure it will be coupled up with my Hardy Walker glass fly rod quite so soon as opening day next week.
Extra layers and logs on the wood burner are still the order of the day and a spring trout seems a long way away. A far cry from this time last year - I got sunburnt!