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    Pat Curry - Curry's Red Shrimp

    We did Gary, can't remember the thread though. Materials ranged from Goose Shoulder, Red Ibis, Indian Crow and Hackle tips to Red floss or wool.
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    Angling has never been more popular

    I think every local river is the same since lockdown. It's a good time to have had membership or been on a list since last year..
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    Pat Curry - Curry's Red Shrimp

    Fantastic to see these boxes still exist and a few familiar colour schemes there. A closer look would be really nice to see if you have the time..
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    Munro's Willie

    Longtails and Irish Shrimps take the bulk of my fish... bumbles and palmered trout flies would be next with feather wings taking the rest over the years... but a Willie Gunn, Munro's or Garry Dog et al.. No.. I did hook a hefty specimen on a Gold Willie Gunn once on the Finn in the Corner...
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    Holding a fish for a picture.

    I like to take and look at pictures from b not only myself but others... if only to get through long winter nights to we can take more again. If I'm on my own it's always a quick pic in the water or net and only if there's help would get one with me and the catch... I wouldn't be setting up...
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    Angling has never been more popular

    Applications are certainly up. May be 100% on previous years but I don't think more people have suddenly taken up the sport. I think its possibly the lack of day tickets available and travel restrictions have forced those who usually travel for their fishing to look elsewhere, which is local...
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    Munro's Willie

    I I think there's 1 with a copper braid body there.. I like that for my shrimp bodies too.
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    Munro's Willie

    Despite tyeing and fishing them occasionally, I don't remember ever taking a fish on a hair wing pattern . They're such a simple construction over simple tinsel bodies and the vibrant Orange and yellow hairs look great cloaked with black and a touch of blue just adds the finishing touch with...
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    Alvarez v BJS

    Tbh i don't think it's the gloves. UFC use smaller gloves and the run of injuries does seem to be in boxing. I agree the "sport science" is alot to do with it and fighters do seem to move through the weight classes easier and with a lot more gains than before.. it could be the reason we're...
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    Alvarez v BJS

    Yeah and going by the score cards last night I can see why BJS didn't come out. The judges had him well behind in what most thought was a closer fight than 3 to 5 rds that they had Alvarez up.. literally no chance of winning even if he did box brilliantly.. On a side note.. that's the 4th or...
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    Fishing in the Fog

    If its early morning or before noon id hang around in hope it lifts as the air temp increases a long the sun rising.. At Dusk or during night I'd go home.. It's not going to get any warmer to dawn again and a sub 10c air temp is rarely red letter fishing
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    PRICE OF A HAIRCUT + A PINT !

    Wasn't so bad Friday here and the city centre is starting to look more like a normal evening... no we don't really have the climate for regular al fresco hospitality but at least you don't need ice in your drink
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    PRICE OF A HAIRCUT + A PINT !

    Grand Central was always the dearest pint in town. The other bar that was £8/£9 was the cloth ear. Again always dear as it's attached to the Merchant. Most pints stayed the same, £4.50 to £6.50 depending where you are.. It's almost like they picked the 2 historically dearest places just to...
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    Alvarez v BJS

    I thought BJS was doing ok and had them within a round of each other, he was in the fight until the injury... he'll have to deal with the did he quit too early questions now but I guess no one else was taking those huge shots... Who beats Canello? The guys a monster
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