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    30-03-2020, 07:22 PM
    Daughter and son in law in London - week before last, both got over it in 6-8 days total Salmon fishing son and daughter in law in Cambridge, as...
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    29-03-2020, 10:27 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Favourite outfits in General Board
    I don't generally fish really big rivers but; Larger - Vision XO 13' 6' Danielsson L5W 8/12 #8 Rio Scandi VT Medium - Vision MAG 13' Lamson Guru...
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    29-03-2020, 10:22 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Salmon fly reel in General Board
    Hartlepool
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    29-03-2020, 07:08 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Salmon fly reel in General Board
    You sound like my grandfather! There again his choice from about 1910 onwards was the Hardy Perfect. As a boy I was always told that the reel was...
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    29-03-2020, 06:46 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Salmon fly reel in General Board
    I love the elegant simplicity of the Lamson reels: beautiful design work, no excess material, form exactly tailored to function and minimum...
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    27-03-2020, 06:45 PM
    I recommend first identifying what weight of reel balances with the rod. This is a quick and simple exercise as shown here. The second point is to...
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  • Gauldalen's Avatar
    23-03-2020, 07:54 PM
    One fish reported today, but nothing as what happens in the next few weeks! :noidea:
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    23-03-2020, 06:01 PM
    Bolton Abbey Estate in North Yorkshire has closed its gates today. Access to all parts of the Estate are closed including access to the river. After...
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    22-03-2020, 08:43 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Yes, but....the money isn't infinite and sadly you have to draw a line somewhere. The NHS does it every day.
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    22-03-2020, 08:15 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Thank you Paul. I think it's essential to grasp that the decisions that the PM and Cabinet are having to take in these circumstances are extremely...
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  • Gauldalen's Avatar
    18-03-2020, 03:53 PM
    Just to add some more info on the situation, take a look at the statement of Vegard Heggem, on Facebook, who is the owner and manager of Aunan Lodge...
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    18-03-2020, 10:18 AM
    Now Mated Pups Due Around 18th May. Please PM me if you're interested in a pup produced from two excellent trialing dogs but more importantly two...
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  • Gauldalen's Avatar
    17-03-2020, 10:09 PM
    At this point in time, you would need a crystal ball to predict what is going to happen this summer! :confused:
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    17-03-2020, 10:05 PM
    Gauldalen replied to a thread Fairness in General Board
    Only 92 to go! Keep up the good work! :thumb:
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    17-03-2020, 05:18 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread New member in New Members
    Welcome to the Forum where you will find all manner of wit, wisdom and all else between. Keep a good sense of humour and a thick skin. Above all,...
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    15-03-2020, 01:49 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread River Helmsdale in General Board
    Tom, of course you are right. If the ghillie insists on an Alastair,then behold it automatically becomes the most successful fly. TBH I was itching...
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    15-03-2020, 11:29 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread River Helmsdale in General Board
    Tom, Donnie the Ghillie insisted that fished with nothing but an Alastair in various forms. Despite the low air and water temperature this often was...
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    15-03-2020, 02:45 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread River Helmsdale in General Board
    Some words and pictures to whet your appetite. Tight lines you lucky chap.
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    14-03-2020, 05:32 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Salarchaser, let me correct you. The government, of various political hues, has been working on this problem since 2004. In more detail: - We...
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    14-03-2020, 04:15 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Safranfoer, Walleye got it right. As you know, Iím not a doctor but a risk management specialist who works on contract for the UK government in...
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    13-03-2020, 06:19 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Dear All, greetings from Sri Lanka, where things are much calmer than in UK, despite the prevailing risks. As and when I've had internet...
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    12-03-2020, 05:57 AM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    Donít keep ducks! H5N7 flu is far deadlier than Coronavirus. Most influenzas originate in poultry in SE Asia, where the most people cohabit with...
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  • simon grace's Avatar
    11-03-2020, 04:19 PM
    I'll see what happens in the weeks to come..Fingers Crossed!!
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    11-03-2020, 02:34 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    The mathematics are simple. The reasonable worst case assumption is 60% infection rate and 1% of cases leading to death. Chancellor Merkel used 70%...
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    11-03-2020, 02:26 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    It's the job of civil servants and technical experts to present ministers with options. No option is ever cost and impact free, so the choices...
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  • Gauldalen's Avatar
    11-03-2020, 11:48 AM
    Tight lines next week and good luck with the new job search!:thumb:
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  • MCXFisher's Avatar
    10-03-2020, 06:11 PM
    As Iíve said before, itís fishing, not nuclear physics. In the world of Falkusí ďoutrageous flukeĒ Iím not sure that neat theories apply.
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    10-03-2020, 06:08 PM
    MCXFisher replied to a thread Coronavirus in The Lounge
    There is much more to this than cost. The government has been planning for pandemic disease of this type since 2004 when the scientific analysis...
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    10-03-2020, 05:38 PM
    When you look at the Icelandic underwater film of salmon taking flies linked in my post Crash! Bang! Pluck! -The Dynamic of the Take, you see all...
    49 replies | 2557 view(s)
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