Sportfish in reading............
A reasonably inexperienced, and hitherto ill-equipped, guest turned up at the lodge on the Orkla tonight having got kitted out this week in Sportfish in Reading.
After fishing here last year, his first and only other salmon fishing trip, he decided he wanted to up his game for his trip this season. So off to Sportfish he went.
Walking out of the shop with his Loomis NRX rod, Nautilus reel, Simms waders, Loomis roller duffel bag, jacket, waistcoat, lines, poly leaders, flies, fly boxes, leader etc etc....and having spent £2600, he reasonably thought he had everything he needed. Not so.
He realised he had forgotten to get rod tape. So back in he went. And was somewhat surprised to be charged £5.99 for a roll of 3M rod tape.
Has the retail trade really descended to this level of petty profiteering?
He now has the names and websites of three businesses which sprang to my mind, who advertise here on the forum. He is adamant he will be giving Sportfish a very wide berth in future.
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