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    Today, 11:25 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Fluro vs mono in General Board
    Very well put. I think if people put more thought in to their leader construction, and used the appropriate materials to achieve the presentation...
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    No!
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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    Wind knots are not caused by wind but by poor casting technique. Learn to cast better and wind knots are not an issue. If you consistently put...
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  • Loxie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    Ive no idea. Why would you put knots in a leader?
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    And to keep the flashing light on top of your bonce going so us mere mortals can avoid smearing you into the landscape, of course. ;)
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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Fluro vs mono in General Board
    Now , Tam , behave yerselí;) I came to my conclusions on fluoro after a series of unexpected breaks , and flee losses , at night on Leven , and...
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    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    I'll send you some. I can't break it!
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    ibm59 replied to a thread Fluro vs mono in General Board
    I canít help but think that perceived problems with fluorocarbon are down to poor knot tying , clumsy casting , and using an inappropriate diameter...
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    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Fluro vs mono in General Board
    Horses for courses. Flouro is harder and denser and therefore more abrasion resistant. It is largely more transparent but it sinks. For most purposes...
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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    I use maxima with total confidence down to 8lb. At 6lb I do feel a bit nervous if I hook a big one. 12 or 16lb Nitlon seems unbreakable too. If you...
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    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    That's an excellent point. If they died the corpses would have to have been disposed of properly. It seems either the corpses were dumped,...
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    I use the Grinner , and itís Morrum Guiding knot derivative, most of the time. One knot, as stated earlier. Scroll down for the Morrum knot....
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    18-08-2018, 09:10 PM
    Yes I've gone off seaguar and use Nitlon in 8, 12, 16 and 20lb. I found the knot strength really poor with every type of knot. Nitlon is far better...
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    18-08-2018, 04:40 PM
    Me too
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    18-08-2018, 04:38 PM
    I will have to get my rig out again and retest it as I found it gave only moderate knot strength with seaguar, not as good as a blood. Out of...
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    18-08-2018, 01:56 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Value for money Beats in General Board
    Indeed! I only really started to grow in 1970! When I started salmon fishing I wore thigh waders now I wear tight waders!
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    18-08-2018, 01:51 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Size of prawns in Prawn & Shrimp
    They tend to be more often banned in Scotland than England in my experience, but there are still many rivers where it's legal.
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    18-08-2018, 01:48 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Value for money Beats in General Board
    Waders were obviously roomier in those days. I'd struggle to get a finnock down mine.
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    17-08-2018, 06:48 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I found tucking significantly weakens fluorocarbon. I always tucked my knots until I talked to a very experienced friend whose logic seemed pretty...
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    17-08-2018, 02:01 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Tyne 2018 in English Rivers
    I always use an untucked half blood with fluorocarbon and have only ever been broken at the knot on 3 occasions all involving droppers. One when the...
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    16-08-2018, 07:39 PM
    That's a cracker! Nice to see you full of optimism!
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    16-08-2018, 06:18 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Time to reform in General Board
    I have looked at the stats and it may well be that 3SW fish were disproportionately affected, BUT, there is no evidence that there is a significant...
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    16-08-2018, 11:18 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread The perfect day in General Board
    Sometimes you are just stuffed! I take the view that if I've hooked a fish on my water I'll follow if I can and make my excuses later if I need to,...
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    16-08-2018, 11:13 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Time to reform in General Board
    No it won't! The key is to understand the problem. I'm in no way anti hatchery, by the way, but I do think you need to be realistic about what they...
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    16-08-2018, 10:23 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread The perfect day in General Board
    Better to chase than to loose!!
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    16-08-2018, 10:21 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread The perfect day in General Board
    Personally I won't use seaguar in anything under 25lb as the knot strength is litter. You also seem to get occasional bad spools that will break...
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    16-08-2018, 10:08 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Time to reform in General Board
    Not sure your point. I rounded th figures in the report a bit but I think they fin clipped around 93,000 smolts and caught 16 fin clipped adults. If...
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    16-08-2018, 01:26 AM
    Loxie replied to a thread Maxima Ultragreen in Other Tackle
    It's pretty much impossible to get broken on 12lb maxima, IME. I'm pretty sure you can moor a barge on 10lb! If you need abrasion resistance use...
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    15-08-2018, 10:37 PM
    Loxie replied to a thread Time to reform in General Board
    So to be clear 100,000 smolts produced 17 rod caught adults? C. 85 to 340 returnees? .085 to .34%. The document seems to do exactly what you...
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    15-08-2018, 08:38 PM
    It may not have gone away after all. Specifically referenced in section 2.1 of the download.. Consultation on measures for the conservation of...
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