• Hardyreels's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    I can only wish you all well and hope that when it comes it isn't a flooding. For 3 years we were so low here that I had to park the boat and...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 AM
    Just curious and haven't any posts about rains so I figured to ask. Here my home river is finally beginning to drop and clear a bit. There was a...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    21-07-2018, 11:00 PM
    I don't intend to thoroughly hijack the Monkey Fly thread but have often wondered why some over there don't try showing them something totally out of...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    21-07-2018, 09:13 PM
    Thanks Patrick but it would have been more acceptable had it been a bright fish. I never look for colored fish but they happen...... We may go...
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    19-07-2018, 07:29 PM
    Jack Holroyd replied to a thread Freezer is ready! in The Lounge
    Hi ibm59' after a couple of months drought , I'm reminded of 1976 , god help us, BUT if you are an angler you have to be an optimist , or take up...
    2 replies | 199 view(s)
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    19-07-2018, 07:01 PM
    Off to Grantown for a few days so have cleared three shelves in the freezer in expectation of at least Twenty sea trout and half a dozen salmon....
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    17-07-2018, 11:19 PM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Trump in The Lounge
    Please: the posts I removed from this discussion were not the result of my misunderstanding any British idioms. To be clear, the posts involved did...
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    17-07-2018, 10:21 PM
    kgm replied to a thread Posting privileges in General Board
    Being teetotal, I'm sure you've seen the current Irn bru add so please take their advice and.......... Stop be a can't, be a can :peace: All...
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    17-07-2018, 09:51 PM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Trump in The Lounge
    Please be advised that any posts which suggest the murder of anyone or images of persons pictured in the scope of a weapon will result in your...
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  • kgm's Avatar
    17-07-2018, 03:17 PM
    kgm replied to a thread Posting privileges in General Board
    It's because I use the gaelic spelling ;-)
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  • kgm's Avatar
    17-07-2018, 01:18 PM
    kgm replied to a thread Posting privileges in General Board
    Is that not a bit pish, in fact a lot pish. All PM only then. I bet you got your PM for that bobbin holder in first :shocked:
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    17-07-2018, 01:09 PM
    kgm started a thread Posting privileges in General Board
    There is a bobbin holder in the sales section of the forum,...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    16-07-2018, 06:12 PM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Blocking in General Board
    This question would have been better directed to Admin or to myself in a private fashion. I'll be closing the thread now as it appears you have...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    16-07-2018, 07:31 AM
    Remember it's the internet and I'm in the mood to say something about C&R :shocked: You fellows all know that I'm not over there with you on your...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    14-07-2018, 11:05 PM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    Ah yes, harmony how sweet it is :cool: I was becoming concerned as our salmon fishing was becoming a durge that all semblance of decorum would...
    108 replies | 2339 view(s)
  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 06:16 PM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    That wader thing is where a pair of panniers like I have on my bike come in handy. I wish I could tell you where to get a River Trails rod rack like...
    108 replies | 2339 view(s)
  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    13-07-2018, 07:36 AM
    There is a post on the North American Fly Fishing Forum where I spend a lot of my computer time keeping the peace and of course hoping to add...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 08:25 PM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    Once you are officially old you can get one of those big fat seats like I have, with springs to boot! After a while they make your butt look great...
    108 replies | 2339 view(s)
  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 07:48 PM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    This might interest some, like others here I was not always old :cool: Until 1996 I used that same bike for downhill amateur racing at ski resorts....
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    12-07-2018, 08:35 AM
    Hardyreels replied to a thread Cycling in The Lounge
    About time someone brought this topic forward, yes I do :) I've been riding the same bicycle since 1983. You could say it has a lot of miles on it...
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  • Jack Holroyd's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 04:24 PM
    Look for pools below hydro outflows as the water is cooler and oxygenated. There is a scarcity of salmon everywhere, but the ones there take well.
    18 replies | 1834 view(s)
  • Jack Holroyd's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 03:04 PM
    On Kinnaber, he should have fresh fish coming into upper flats and especially viaduct pool with each tide. Great place for Sunray / collie dog fished...
    254 replies | 25287 view(s)
  • Jack Holroyd's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 09:06 AM
    Which beat?
    254 replies | 25287 view(s)
  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    09-07-2018, 09:26 AM
    Patrick, I don't know if you've seen any posts from me discussing the rarity of salmon here right now but..... I wish I could show you a chrome...
    49 replies | 4877 view(s)
  • NZkingchaser's Avatar
    07-07-2018, 08:09 PM
    There is a fly we tied here in NZ, not seen very often called a "Blondie" it was tied with " .. . the first cut hair of a blonde haired baby . . ....
    16 replies | 819 view(s)
  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    07-07-2018, 01:39 AM
    Problems of low abundance abound even here in Alaska, my best advice is to fish well and be happy with that. If you know the river and its...
    18 replies | 1957 view(s)
  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 07:54 PM
    Would work just fine.
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    04-07-2018, 06:24 PM
    During one of our discussions on the North American forums a member posted this cartoon. I found it apropos...
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  • Hardyreels's Avatar
    04-07-2018, 05:34 PM
    Photos will indicate whether or not you have anything out of place in the reel. I have a Mk. II that was of the first run when they were introduced...
    3 replies | 160 view(s)
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