Finished off the plugs and bought a bag for my tanago rod. It is an eight-piece rod but all the smaller parts fit into the larger ones, so it packs up into three pieces when not in use. I can’t wait to have a go fishing with this rod.
On a different note, my first attempt at making pancetta is well in train. I found a supplier of good pork on Rakuten whose meat I used for this; for regular bacon, I normally just use imported Canadian pork from Hanamasa. The curing is over and after some huffing and puffing, a heave-ho and a rum-below, finally managed to wrap the meat up and it is now drying. It should be ready in about a week; spaghetti alla carbonara is most certainly on the cards.