The wind and rain is howling outside, so thought I would catalog a few of the bits of kit and soft plastic lures I use. Haven't included everything, just an overview.
Snowbee XS Pro Wading Boots - This is my first pair of dedicated wading boots. I got them direct from Snowbee, Plymouth. Sized one size bigger than my usual shoe size, the fit is good with a neoprene stocking foot with a thick pair of socks underneath. Very comfortable, offer good angle support when climbing down the hills and across rocks. Rubber sole with studs, good allround grip for getting to and from your fishing spots. Seem to be lasting ok, I always flush mine out well with fresh water after each use. http://www.snowbee.co.uk/
Snowbee Prestige Waist Wader - My first pair of breatheable stocking foot waders. Previously I had been using PVC boot foot Guy Cotten chest waders. Altough good performing, the PVC waders were not practical for long rambles along the coast. Very hot and sweaty! These Snowbee breatheable waist waders are very comfortable. Good range of movement from the lower cut, and long walks are more bareable with less of a rise in body temp. I don't often wade very deep, more crossing gullies and taking a wave front on. Therefore it seemed to make sense to go for the waist wader. http://www.snowbee.co.uk/
Helly Hansen Voss Jacket - This lightweight waterproof jacket comes from Helly Hansen's work wear range. Very reasonable price, less than £30 delivered. Comes in a range of six colours, I went for a higher vis orange, in case I needed to be spotted if ever in trouble. Drawstring hood and waist, with poppers on the cuff. Great value for money http://www.hellyhansen-workwear.com/
Simms Headwater Tech Pack - This pack allows me to comfortably carry all the gear I need for a days fishing. The front chest pack is good for holding your tools, spare spools, jig heads etc... with a stiff 'tray' opening at the front to make rigging easy. The back section, whilst not that big, allows a couple of bigger lure boxes, with my digi scales, camera, water bottle etc... I fix my fish ruler using the clip as seen. Great quality pack, and does everything I need it to. I got my pack from http://www.sportfish.co.uk/
Berkley Tec Digital Scales - Good for weighing my bigger fish, quick and easy to use. Weigh in lb / Kg and store functions etc... I got mine from Veals http://www.veals.co.uk/
Snowbee Hard Rod Tubes - With the purchase of my Nories LRF and HRF rods, I wanted some good protection for when in transport. These Snowbee tubes come in various lengths and diameters. Nice quality, and do the job well. I got mine from Sportfish http://www.sportfish.co.uk/
Petzl Head Lamp - Cheap head lamp with good build. Useful for the night LRF when you want to keep your hands free. Has 2 levels of light, and easy click on off action.
Flurocarbon - This is my current selection. Not had a chance to use the Seaguar yet, but have read good reports about it. The 4lb Airflo has performed well with the LRF gear, and the Ultima has coped well with the rocks when on the HRF gear. I got the Ultima Fluro from http://www.artoffishing.co.uk/ and the other two from http://www.sportfish.co.uk/
Megabass Xlayer - As much as I try and use other soft plastics, there is no doubting that the Xlayers simply work. I have them in the Watermelon, Shrimp & Minnow and of course Ayu. I prefer to rig them weedless, flat side down. Pricey but effective lures.
Senko Worms - I love these. Simple and effective. Come in various lengths (I prefer the 4") and almost any colour you want. Lots of rigging options, jig head, Texas, Carolina, Wacky etc... They have proved effective for me when targeting the Wrasse. Very good value for money.
Ecogear - These two little LRF lures are yet to be tested. I am thinking they will get their first outing closer to summer. The detail and quality is superb, as with all the Ecogear I have seen so far. Speak to Ben @ The Art Of Fishing for all your Ecogear needs http://www.artoffishing.co.uk/
Selection of soft plastics from my collection. Some cracking SP's from the likes of Reins, Molix, Lunker City as well as the vast range available from AGM Discount Fishing. The Reins lures have been particularly successful for me, both in HRF and LRF. Mr.Fish has a huge range http://www.mrfishjersey.com/ and if you want a great selection of jig heads and SP's at bargain prices http://www.agmdiscountfishing.co.uk