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    Today, 10:21 AM
    Rennie replied to a thread Ribble 2017 in English Rivers
    Any news on Ribble currently height wise, about to set off mid day and a lot of the online info isn't working, looks to be 2ft+ at waddow bit of a...
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    15-08-2017, 07:37 PM
    I fish at times in low slow flows and suffered this problem quite a lot at times. As MXC suggests Salar is in all honesty getting way too long a look...
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    15-08-2017, 12:30 PM
    Just wondering, am I alone in wondering if the Pinks have been deliberately introduced by certain bodies?. Love a good conspiracy theory!, any road...
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    15-08-2017, 01:15 AM
    Tyke replied to a thread Loomis nrx siutable line in Skagit Lines
    If it's any sort of guide, the 600 grain Rage (in all densities) goes really well on my 14 ft 9/10 NRX; they are shorter than the Scandi heads too -...
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    15-08-2017, 01:00 AM
    Tyke replied to a thread Ian Botham article in The Lounge
    Add to that cats, both feral & domestic. I was on an industrial site today which I'm assembling with other adjacent sites for a new use and there...
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    13-08-2017, 06:05 PM
    I am mainly liking Black Shrimps very much indeed.Mine however look nothing like that at all and don't deserve the name of Black Shrimp. I am...
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    13-08-2017, 06:01 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Polyleader length in Rookies Corner
    As Andy says, yes you can Wilkie,however the shorter it gets the less useful the poly will be in terms of gaining depth or helping with turn over as...
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    13-08-2017, 05:56 PM
    Usually have and always have had a penknife of sorts in my pocket when fishing, theses days its a Swiss Army style one with scissors and other...
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    13-08-2017, 01:04 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Fly speed in General Board
    Its very easy to think of fly speed purely in terms of how fast YOU move the fly back towards you, whereas in reality its the flee's speed in...
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    12-08-2017, 07:20 AM
    I see that the "expert" is the head of the RSPB prosecutions - so obviously a completely impartial source with no agenda to promote or anti shooting...
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    11-08-2017, 04:45 PM
    Rennie started a thread Bushwhacker in General Board
    You guys that fish the Wear should be having an absolute bonanza at the moment, come on no excuses Bushwhacker isn't there taking the lions share at...
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    11-08-2017, 03:46 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread On the dangle in Rookies Corner
    Agreed in that there's not that much you can do, however keeping your rod point inclined inwards towards the bankside and retrieving line as you...
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    11-08-2017, 04:55 AM
    Exactly Dave, nail squarely on the head! P.
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    10-08-2017, 03:35 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Muirtons in River Tay
    You don't have to tell me about P+D Chris,was a long time member some time ago!,good club indeed.About time some one "bigged up" Stormont AC,if you...
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    09-08-2017, 08:48 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Muirtons in River Tay
    Simples innit, join Stormont AC and get access to either or both beats year round when you want.P+D are a good club but when the Tays fishing well,...
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    09-08-2017, 08:40 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Best wading Boots in General Board
    It's easy to look at wading boots in terms of cost.What you should really be looking at are which boots do the job best. Protect the feet and...
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    09-08-2017, 08:31 PM
    Should have asked me last evening and the reply would have been in a nice earthy Yorkshire tone. I cocked up and let fly too soon. Dozy git,never...
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    08-08-2017, 07:49 AM
    morphfly replied to a thread high steaks in The Lounge
    Had Galician steak last week,very nice. 16yr old cow!! Morphfly
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    07-08-2017, 08:33 PM
    morphfly replied to a thread Afon/River Tywi 2017 in Welsh Rivers
    Wouldn't count on it Morphfly
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    07-08-2017, 06:36 PM
    I have one and its a belter.I use a Barrio 7/8 ISS line and it flies, also slings a 510 Rage and a 8 weight SSVT.It says 7 on the butt,its far better...
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    07-08-2017, 12:57 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Aquasure in General Board
    Be very careful with Toluene,it's use was once all too common in the Printing trade, but now its use has been banned as amongst other things it can...
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    06-08-2017, 09:19 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Lost in river Conon in General Board
    A friend lost his wading staff on the upper Tweed at Ashiesteil a few years ago, he fell in and lost his Sharpes staff up in the " Steil Pool"....
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    06-08-2017, 05:18 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Brass tubes in Fly Tying Topics
    acerspader,those tubes you mention are copper and not brass!.If you want copper tubes or tubing, try B+Q or a local model shop.Both should sell...
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    06-08-2017, 04:48 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Sage One Switch rod in Swap Shop
    Now then after a bit of thought and head scratching, moving towards lusting after something Zpey ish or something Salmo Logical(beginning to seem...
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    06-08-2017, 10:57 AM
    Interesting thread with a very new angle Jock.Like Loxie I use the Airflo Airtec 6weight with a 7 weight 40+ and agree with everything you've...
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    05-08-2017, 04:11 PM
    My problem is not the Packham holds an opposite view to mine, after all we live in a country which allows people freedom of choice & expression, but...
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    04-08-2017, 11:09 AM
    Is this let to a syndicate as a formal driven shoot or is it a smaller scale shoot either walked up or over dogs? Regards, Tyke.
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    02-08-2017, 02:43 PM
    SP8,I 've two Stillwater jackets.A Tay and the Performance.Both have excellent design, great features, good fit etc.However,they're both as...
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    01-08-2017, 04:02 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread B&W Rod/Line queries in General Board
    Carron or Gaelforce lines.Both makes will load the rods sufficiently and both are very very good lines! Pedro
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    01-08-2017, 02:04 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Just not the same in General Board
    I'm a lover of Switch rods, but its very much Horses for Courses with me.I like the lighter rated switch rods for use instead of a single handed rod....
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Migratory game fish followed by fishing for anything else, shooting, deer stalking, reading & beer
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