Now generally speaking I like Vision fly fishing gear and there are many positive reviews of their products on my blog. However I'm not keen on the Vision Sprinter wading boots. There are some plus points to them and only one major drawback but for me it's a deal breaker.
So on the plus side the boots are very comfortable (they seem to have an abundance of spongy padding), fairly light, surprisingly supportive (for a low cut boot) and well made. So lots of good stuff.
But they take absolutely ages to dry, During the winter they take weeks, literally weeks, to dry and in the summer they take several days to dry, even in direct sun. Now this may not be a problem for the occasional angler but I'm out at least a few times a week and want gear that dries quickly, to minimise transfer of invasive species. All that padding just doesn't dry, and wet boots not only have the potential to carry bad things but also have a certain unpleasant odour! So I've got myself a pair of Redington Prowler boots. I'll review them after I've put them through their paces.
I spent a very pleasant day out on the river yesterday. My client had never fly fished a river before so has booked a few lessons to learn some basic river casting and fishing skills.
He did well and caught several fish, all on dry flies. I really good result considering the river is down on it's bones.
It's always good to get a photo of lamprey when you see a couple. These were at the top end of the Dee