Re: First Official Visit To My Local Fly Shop. Advice needed.
Buy the Abel nippers, and they'll tell you all you want to know. And for heaven's sake, if you're wearing your tweeds and carrying your pipe, make sure you're packing your cane rod, a plastic rod would just be a major fishing fashion faux pa.
Seriously, guys in fishing sales, love to talk fishing, when we can't be fishing ourselves. No worries.
"My biggest fear is that when I pass, my wife will sell my fly rods and rifles for what I told her I paid for them." author unknown