Recent content by alan w

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    Off the mark!

    Braw fish that Tony and thanks for sharing , always great to see a forum member getting a bit of joy.
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    Braid v monofilament

    I have used braid for a long time on the spinning rod - I fish a shock leader 4/5 ft long of 18lb mono which gives a bit of stretch and prevents abrasion damage to the end of the braid. I normally fish the floating devon on the spinning rod and you can't go past braid for this method as the low...
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    Callander, killin area to fish in June?

    If you decide to take a Teith ticket to fish the Callander area in June then it probably ( I am not certain ) allows you to fish the Forth as well. If so then feel free to drop me a message at that time and I will gladly spend a day fishing with you on the Forth where you would probably stand a...
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    Callander, killin area to fish in June?

    If I were you I would be probably be turning my interests to sea trout fishing ( Teith/Callander ) unless there is a good bit of fresh water.
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    Claret Banana

    Very similar to Ross McDonalds Mairi's shrimp. Nice flee
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    loop doubles

    I had them years ago and they are a solid hook , just can't get past the downturned eye though. Maggie's looking good and were my go to last time I fished late Spring/ early Summer.
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    Arctic runner

    Aye he's that great to deal with you even get free extras in his Banana supreme goat packs.
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    River Forth

    Had a walk down earlier and the river level was sitting at 1.3 and a bit milky.
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    Trump and Trouble. ?

    Fascinating how quickly the Dems shat the bed when they learned who was on the first page of Trump's lawyers witness list.
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    River Forth

    0.90 and slow rising when I left the Dykes yesterday , Teith well worth a go this week with a touch of water and rising temps.
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    What's your favourite TV series of all time or what do you recommend ?

    Recent for me has been Succession , Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and Ozark.
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    River Forth

    That photo is in the fishing cabin I believe , caught in Feb 82 if it's the same one?
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    River Forth

    I have a photo at home from 2002 at the pool of me with a fish about 7/8lb ( fresh and chapped of course ) taken by wee Rab Brown and it has Big Tex spinning the pool , Big Jock Galbraith with a rod ( only time I've ever seen him with a rod ) and that white poodle yelp. Also , I think it might...
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    River Forth

    Sad news indeed , learned a lot from that man and aye he was quite a character. Always away by opening time lol. Rest well Alec.
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    Democrat Rep ( Mass ). Stephen Lynch has been confirmed as testing positive for Covid 19 despite having the 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine , he also after the 2nd dose received a negative test prior to attending the Presidential inauguration. @Bostonglobe