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    Observations from Lincolnshire

    Persisting down here, forecast is for the same until evening. Just have to watch the football then..
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    I donk know what to call it, but here it is...

    Beautifully tied as ever - I’d love to see a version with the tail in the same colour. Cracking fly that. Phil
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    Brexit

    It didn’t ram a British boat, it was accidental, driving on the wrong side...
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    Scottish politics

    It’s an Ironside quote, not Churchill’s
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    Scottish politics

    Ironside’s quote, not Churchill’s
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    Brexit

    “How many torpedoes have we got, No.1?” “72 Skipper” “Should be enough, alter course to South”
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    Scottish politics

    Nowhere in “The Second World War” is there any suggestion of this, appeasement and negotiations were the brainchildren of Chamberlain and Lord Halifax. Surely as First Lord of the Admiralty (twice) and then Prime Minister, the last thing Churchill would give away was Scapa Flow
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    Observations from Lincolnshire

    Undaunted, we try another...
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    Observations from Lincolnshire

    We’ve been out on the moors near us in Sheffield, saw lapwings, rilks, pheasants and a solitary grouse, then this curlew put in an appearance.... ,,,,but apparently the image is too large to show you!! God preserve us.
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    Observations from Lincolnshire

    5C and windy with showers here, our cherry tree blossom has landed five doors away....
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    A Willy Waddy

    Over the years, I’ve tried several ways of keeping the hooks straight, and now I whip a length of 20lb Amnesia to the hook, fold it under and whip it again - I then present the double mono to the shank, whip it to hold, and then place the shank in the vice and dress the body. Hope this image...
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    Vandalism

    Just beat me to it!
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    Vandalism

    Despicable act of deliberate vandalism - social media has been suggesting that anglers may be responsible, but surely at Llyn Brenig, no one is regularly that short of fish! Another suggestion might be owners of a small trout fishery that gets regularly visited by an Osprey, somewhere within 3/4...
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    Observations from Lincolnshire

    Absolutely rodding it down here now, and a steady breeze. Typical bank holiday weather...🌂
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    The Appeal of the Willie Gunn

    The Willie Gunn is undoubtedly the most versatile salmon fly of current times - you see them from 3”+ tubes and Waddingtons down to #16/18 micro trebles, doubles or singles.
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