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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Puzzling, Is there a degree of scruffiness required for it to be rated as "second hand"? Not that I'm worried, my gear would certainly pass...
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    I agree re the Loomis cork, set against the cork on a Sage rod it is not good . I love the action & capability of their rods though & ultimately a...
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    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Bridges Over Salmon Rivers in The Lounge
    Nantgaredig Bridge over the Towy ; from may on when the light is right you often sea a shoal of good sized sea trout in the tail of the pool upstream...
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Tadcaster in The Lounge
    Nice work, I imagine the original was of significant historical interest hence the repair in stone instead of just replacing it in reinforced...
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Your first Salmon in General Board
    Walked that way loads of times in my yoof!, spent most of my time on that bit of water when on Holliday P
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 06:29 PM
    I don't mind paying for a replacement section if I'm clumsy enough to break one - what I want is the ability to buy a new section & not have to write...
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    23-04-2018, 03:56 PM
    Itís the same every time this gets trundled out.Iíve several high end rods, as well as a good few mid range ones and a few ďbargain basementĒ ones...
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    23-04-2018, 01:03 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Your first Salmon in General Board
    Indeed it was Westie, caught it in Clarkieís Hole (no s******ing at tha back there!).My Aunt stayed on Causeway End,straight down there, down the...
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    23-04-2018, 12:55 PM
    I'm in exactly the same situation - I love the 3 piece 13 ft #8/9 wt. LPXe, but dread the thought of trying to make a claim; consequently I don't use...
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    22-04-2018, 09:22 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Airflo Rage Compact in Lines
    Overhead casting, albeit a single lift, one false cast & out again as I'm night fishing & don't want to make repeated false casts, also I don't need...
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    22-04-2018, 06:03 PM
    As long as a fish puts a smile on my face, then I'm happy.I can only see weight of a fish being an issue if its a potential record breaker, or just...
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    22-04-2018, 05:25 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread rod rack in Other Tackle
    It's been said before, with vacuum racks, it's all down to how you fit them in the 1st place. If you simply bang 'em on, well it could well come...
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    22-04-2018, 05:11 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Hip/waste bags in Fishing Clothing
    When I fish I don't do short sessions.Some form of bag etc. is useful for food n drink as well as tackle items. So far tried,...
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    22-04-2018, 04:08 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Airflo Rage Compact in Lines
    Yes but only for over head casting (double hauling if you want distance), for speycasting you need a bit more weight & remember the single handed...
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    22-04-2018, 04:07 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Your first Salmon in General Board
    Yes it was a few weeks ago! and I do tend to learn from my mistakes-I've made all the usual ones and a few others that normal folk haven't got to...
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    22-04-2018, 03:58 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Your first Salmon in General Board
    Now I know why you are so fussy about your' line to backing & shooting head joints! Long time ago mate, long time ago - been a fair few since...
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    22-04-2018, 03:46 PM
    Rennie replied to a thread Your first Salmon in General Board
    My first? River Isla,wandered down to Trout fish one evening whilst on Holliday.Sat on a bit of a steep banking while I tackled up,9ft 7 weight Tony...
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  • Dalesman's Avatar
    22-04-2018, 03:16 PM
    Opps my typo error...............edgar maily...............Edgar Maily | Facebook
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    22-04-2018, 02:29 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Airflo Rage Compact in Lines
    Don't confuse the rating for a double handed "Spey" rod with that for a switch rod, the switch rod is effectively an extended single handed rod (&...
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  • Dalesman's Avatar
    22-04-2018, 01:52 PM
    Whenty..... Have you read Ian Rhodes letter on page 62 of the May edition of Trout and Salmon. Reeth far enough up stream. The only problem with...
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    22-04-2018, 11:55 AM
    Dalesman replied to a thread Which switch rod? in General Board
    Ditto I used to use religiously 15' rods for everything, then I moved back to the Dales and toyed with the idea of a switch rod a few years ago....
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    22-04-2018, 11:15 AM
    Check a amateur photographer photos on Facebook (Edgar Malley). He has been photography salmon at Topcliffe for several years. He has also...
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    22-04-2018, 11:01 AM
    Tyke replied to a thread Airflo Rage Compact in Lines
    I use a 390 grain, but I think a 360 would work also. Regards, Tyke.
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    22-04-2018, 02:04 AM
    Tyke replied to a thread Airflo Rage Compact in Lines
    I have the #7/8 version, so I' extrapolating from that rather than any direct experience, but I would say a 420 grain, 450 at a maximum. With...
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    22-04-2018, 01:51 AM
    I caught my PB in 1999, the fact that I haven't since surpassed it isn't for a lack of trying, nor because I haven't hooked fish as big or bigger...
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    21-04-2018, 08:13 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Which switch rod? in General Board
    I smiled at Ard's post re the 11'6" Hardy Swift as I also have one of these & love it - I use a 390 grain Airflo Rage on it with the full range of...
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    18-04-2018, 06:58 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread Upper Caberston. Tweed in General Board
    Because things take a while to change & only do so in response to changing circumstances - therefore they are always lagging behind to a degree...
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  • Tyke's Avatar
    17-04-2018, 01:04 PM
    And it changes everything from English into American - which is a language loosely based on English but quite different. I imagine it will cope...
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  • Rennie's Avatar
    17-04-2018, 09:41 AM
    I'm very much a terrible person.I do my best to catch fish when I go fishing,I don't want a hard won prize falling off mid play or worse still not...
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    16-04-2018, 08:43 PM
    Tyke replied to a thread First of the season. in Picture Gallery
    What a beautiful fish, well done! Regards, Tyke.👍👍👍
    30 replies | 794 view(s)
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