A number is dancing in front of me. Three grand. That’s how much I could happily spend just like that on the following (I haven’t even totted it up but that’s about what the damage would be):
The new ‘shooting head’ incarnation of a certain former world champion speycaster’s DTX rod (no, Eoin, that’s not DTLX, designed through limited experience altho that joke stuck in my head, it was a good one..) But yes I’d like to try Scott’s new rod, the 15-footer. I bet it’s bloody good.
What else? A Tibor reel. Now I don’t know much about Tibor reels, except they are hard core and stand up to the riotously powerful north Kola salmon (for instance) and that is good. And I want (to try) one. Well want one really.
What else (this is fun, I’m just warming up). I’d like a 14ft Orvis Shooting Star. About 2 or 3 new RIO AFS shooting heads, in two different sizes. And as for my old friends Hardy, I’d like a couple of rods and one very special reel from this stable. Oh and a Loop Classic reel, because I think they look nice.
Now I hope this doesn’t sound too materialistic. Because it’s not about money. But it is about wonderfully good tackle to fish for the King with.
Just thought of something else. A Lamson reel, one of those ones with the ‘patented conical drag’. Ok and I’d better end with Hardy. A SINTRIX double-hander, when they come out. Tho even just writing this sounds greedy.
And I’m a bit shocked to find I’m not that bothered.