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  • Tyke's Avatar
    20-06-2017, 01:16 PM
    Incredible shooting, sub 7" group at 1,000 yards - I doubt if I could keep them in the same postcode at that range.......... Well done, Tyke.
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    18-06-2017, 12:14 PM
    Paddymc,makes absolute perfect sense!,thats what I'm currently doing.Merely considering a better way thats all and I do find the knots are a tadge...
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    18-06-2017, 12:08 PM
    Just seen the second lot of piccys. just loving the 550/4 K.I myself had the 550/4 F1 and loved it!.Wish I'd kept it, rarer than the 400/4 and K...
    7 replies | 147 view(s)
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    18-06-2017, 12:01 PM
    Bah eck!,there's a few blasts from the past there!.I'll have the CB1100R please,allways wanted one of those. Interestingly,the first picture with...
    7 replies | 147 view(s)
  • Rennie's Avatar
    18-06-2017, 11:32 AM
    Currently looking at Pre- Looped mono running lines and wondering if any ones using them.Particularly concerned about the loop arrangement, how its...
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    18-06-2017, 11:19 AM
    Was at work then Finglas,but my head was right there in the pools with you!.My favourite time of the day by far, what a time to catch a Salmon!,sadly...
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    18-06-2017, 09:59 AM
    Rennie replied to a thread How low would you go? in General Board
    Took me a while to get to this.My first ever Salmon came to a size 16 Hardy's Gold Butcher to 3lb line-albeit Bayer Perlon,quite thick and very...
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  • langland_fisher's Avatar
    17-06-2017, 11:22 PM
    I've got one of these rods. It's excellent. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    17-06-2017, 10:35 AM
    Well a good result against the Maori ABs today! Just what was needed. Regards, Tyke.
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    15-06-2017, 06:25 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread How low would you go? in General Board
    19.4lb Seaguar; I use knots with less turns than nylon mono needs as I find this is sufficient due to the extra stiffness of Fluorocarbon & it avoids...
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    14-06-2017, 12:22 PM
    Cool!,flaming well great stuff. P.
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    13-06-2017, 11:09 PM
    I have Hardy fiberlite spinning rods in 7ft (5/6lb) 8ft (can't remember) & 8' 6" (7/8lbs) & use them pretty regularly on my local rivers when...
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    13-06-2017, 01:14 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Airflow F.I.S.T LINES in General Board
    John Nevs,if your pals organising a FIST line, then its gear for getting down quick and holding depth when things are getting nasty.I wouldn't bother...
    8 replies | 346 view(s)
  • Rennie's Avatar
    13-06-2017, 12:57 PM
    Catching the most and biggest fish,having the biggest rod, being the best caster, being a superb fly tier,drinking in moderation,humility and respect...
    23 replies | 921 view(s)
  • Rennie's Avatar
    13-06-2017, 12:48 PM
    A secondary response in that I do agree the fly is very very important, however what is of more importance I feel is having an understanding of...
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    13-06-2017, 12:19 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Best shooting head in General Board
    Rrrr as far as Rage heads for the 13ft LPXe go,well I have two, the 510 and a 540.Both cast very well indeed, as expected the 540 loads the rod far...
    35 replies | 1887 view(s)
  • Tyke's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 11:46 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Airflow F.I.S.T LINES in General Board
    A lot of what you manage to throw on the end will depend upon technique, the better you get the more you can get away with at the upper end of what's...
    8 replies | 346 view(s)
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    12-06-2017, 11:29 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Hardy Silex in Reels
    Agreed, I still hang onto my pair of Abu 7000C's for tope off both the shore & boat - but I have had fun with them on a 5000 sized DAM Champion -...
    9 replies | 264 view(s)
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    12-06-2017, 10:52 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Airflow F.I.S.T LINES in General Board
    It's a Skagit line, albeit a triple density one, therefore it is intended to be used with a sink tip. Note: not a polytip but a true sink tip so...
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 07:56 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Chest Waders in General Board
    I'm going into my 3rd season with my Reddington zip front dry fly waders.Was very sceptical at first of zip front waders, not quite of an age where...
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    12-06-2017, 05:38 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Hardy Silex in Reels
    I saw someone land a pretty sizable tope on one once used with an old Hardy spinning rod from a boat in fairly shallow water. That tested both...
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    12-06-2017, 12:55 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Ribble 2017 in English Rivers
    Don't you just love it now we've finally got water in the river! All I'll say is at the moment life is bloody well great! ;) ;) ;) . Yours finally...
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    11-06-2017, 11:35 AM
    A blinding word or two of wisdom there from Aidan Rocks,hit the nail right on the head in a blindingly obvious way.If you only ever catch Salmon on...
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    11-06-2017, 09:47 AM
    Rennie replied to a thread Best shooting head in General Board
    Rage heads cast like a bullet and are meant to combat strong winds,unfortunatetly they can be a bit "clumpy" and splashy until you get a grip of...
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    08-06-2017, 03:59 PM
    I use a 6 weight switch rod with a 7 weight line. It gives amazing delicacy in presentation with small flees and low diameter leaders when these...
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    06-06-2017, 08:52 AM
    Rennie replied to a thread Ribble 2017 in English Rivers
    Just checking prior to getting ready, looks to be at 3ft and rising with the prospect of more rainfall all day long and quite heavy rain this...
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    06-06-2017, 12:18 AM
    Tyke replied to a thread Hardy Cascapedia in Reels
    Early Mk 2's were made in Alnwick & the serial number starts with an "A", later ones were Korean & the serial number starts with an "E" - I have one...
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    05-06-2017, 08:32 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Ribble 2017 in English Rivers
    I'll be getting my fishing in tomorrow!,rain(lots of it forecast!) or shine.See what happens,lol. Pedro.
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    04-06-2017, 03:53 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Ribble 2017 in English Rivers
    I actually saw a Salmon on Friday,still in shock!.Marked it down in the diary as a red letter day as I saw more than one! That aside it was a...
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    04-06-2017, 02:16 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Isle of man TT. in The Lounge
    Want Guy Martin to do well, cant see past Hutchy(the Bingley Flier,one up for t'Tykes!) or Michael Dunlop though, but I wouldn't bet against Bruce...
    15 replies | 472 view(s)
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Single - who would put up with my fishing & shooting absences, & the beer & curries when I'm home ?
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