and R Mac - nice to know you are still around (There was someone posting on here worried about your 'dissappearance' a couple of years back!)
Hi Mole, yeah still around, to be honest I got a bit fed up with everything being gear centric (I hold my hand up as guilty) it seemed like there was more discussion about who could get the latest bit of gear 1st and how wonderful it was right up until the next latest and greatest bit of kit came along, that and endless talk about windfarms. I seemed to spend more time talking about gear than using it
That and the fact that I wasn't getting out at all for a variety of reasons meant I drifted away from the outdoors scene.
And too many supposedly clever features that add nothing but weight and fuss, plus IMO the use of hooks to attach the fly to the main pole rather than a pole sleeve is a major error. A sleeve adds strength to the pole and spreads the stress on the fly as opposed to hooks which create stress points, stupid idea !! but I guess it looks 'hi tech' and appeals to people who like that kind of thing. Robens don't make the Mythos anymore, their 'designers' have however created yet another Laser Clone.
That said I had resigned myself to using the Mythos in spite of it's faults, not anymore hopefully