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    Patagonia/Denner Boots

    Does anyone have any comments on these - good/bad? They are expensive but Patagonia’s marketing states they are “the last boots you will ever buy”! My Simms Guide boots are now kaput so looking for a replacement. The vibram sole model in particular....
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    Trout fishing at Killin

    I’ve many happy memories trout fishing in the lochy and dochart as a kid in Killin in the mid 80s. Spent most of my pocket money in Dougie Allan’s newsagent’s shop on fishing tackle.
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    Which wading jacket ?

    Nomad made some excellent plus 4s for stalking, ideally suited to the damp and cold encountered up here. I’ll be crawling through some dank peat hags in mine this week.
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    New Down/Primaloft Jacket

    Check out for good deals on primaloft jackets and general outdoor equipment. I have a Montane primaloft jacket that has kept me cosy in a Cairngorm blizzard and is the just the ticket for chilly days on the river. Just as good as the offerings from the “trendy”...
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    Another vote for the Tayside Hotel in Stanley. Top class bar meals. The Pier Hotel in Portree and The Craig Bar in Grantown also good craic!
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    Recommendations for a new line ; Mackenzie Switch Rod

    I have this rod matched perfectly to a Wulff Ambush #8. Airflo 40+ was Scott’s suggested line when the rod was first brought to market.
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    Isle of Skye Stag

    A few shots of the last week of the stags from the Misty Isle
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    MacKenzie DTX 15ft Shooting Head

    Mackenzie DTX 15' four piece shooting head rod. Four piece. Rod has slight scratch on bottom section, see photo, but is otherwise in very good condition. Complete in the Mackenzie cordura rod tube and matching cloth rod bag. Posted for £300.
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    pup's introduction to deer stalking

    I was thinking about taking my 6 month old lab stalking with me in the coming weeks, really as a basic introduction to the whole experience, the long term goal to train her into a tracking dog for any shot beasts that have bolted. She knows the lay of the land fairly well as I take her out most...
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    Infant Dee

    Looking down towards the Larig Ghru and the infant Dee from 4000ft up on the Braeriach plateau in the Cairngorms. Photo taken a fortnight ago today before winter arrived
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    Last day on the hinds on the Isle of Skye

    Had a very early start this morning but the rewards were worth it. The drag through 200 yds of clear fell was tough going.
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    Skagit head for LTS Across

    Has anyone tried a Skagit head on the 13ft LTS Across?
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    Once in a Lifetime - Fly Fishing Film

    This film will be shown during the Inverness Film Festival in early November. Looks like a good part of it was filmed at Ness-side. Link to the trailer below. Once In Your Lifetime Official Trailer (2014) - YouTube
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    300tdi v Td5

    Thinking of buying an older swb defender. Would anyone recommend the 300tdi engine over the td5?
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    Considering a new jacket for stalking/ rough shooting. Was looking at the Ridgeline range of jackets and smocks which seem good value compared to more expensive brands. Need it mainly for forestry/ hill stalking in the western highlands so warmth, waterproofness and a silent fabric would need to...