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    Coronavirus

    You have a death obsession seeking. Try another golf club, you might make better contact with the ball.
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    Fluorocarbon or monofilament?

    Ok, as you brought up knot strength I did a fair amount of research on this - I wrote it up for 'another place'. Sorry :-) Knots. Knots probably deserve a post all to themselves, it's yet another topic that gets people hot and bothered and where many opinions abound. As fluorocarbon and nylon...
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    Fluorocarbon or monofilament?

    And Russia, and Argentina.
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    Strangest thing youve seen fishing?

    Fishing for sea trout in the Rio Grande I looked down and saw a a 12” rainbow at my feet (they're wild in the Grande). I watched it for a while then took a pace down. Two more rainbows joined it. I shuffled my feet and they got very agitated, darting back and forward, they were eating stuff that...
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    Fluorocarbon or monofilament?

    That's a certainty. Thanks.
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    Fluorocarbon or monofilament?

    Just for completeness, you can chuck away the marketing stuff about abrasion and knot strength too. There's no clear advantage to either. Nor is there any advantage on line diameter as you can get low and high diameter variants of both materials. There are two provable differences. The first is...
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    Fluorocarbon or monofilament?

    The whole 'invisibility' thing is based on a small difference in refractive index. The story is that water is 1.34. Fluorocarbon is 1.42 and nylon 1.53. (fyi a glass window is 1.52). There's a lot of problems with this. The first is how do we know what the refractive index of the material you...
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    Fluorocarbon or monofilament?

    It's simply untrue that fluoro is invisible - or even less visible - than nylon. It all depends on light conditions. Fluoro has flash like a mirror in sunlight. Maxima has started marketing itself as harder to see than fluro “Virtually invisible to fish as light rays are absorbed rather than...
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    Fluorocarbon or monofilament?

    Everything you ever wanted to know. And then some more. https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/threads/understanding-mono.526143/
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    Coronavirus

    Yup, there are always the loonies Hospitals would of course still operate for emergencies. Lockdown would only be for about three weeks and have a known end. It's indeterminate sentences that create the worst mental health problems. People would really be 'all in it together' and understand...
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    Coronavirus

    Yes for a very short period - a couple of weeks - in a national emergency. Why? Not only would it not kill anybody it would save tens of thousands of lives and save the economy. I'm talking about something totally different and of course it wouldn't work now. But it would have worked back in...
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    Coronavirus

    Yeh, that was never politically possible If it's not the worst of both worlds there's certainly not much in it. But we shouldn't underestimate the horrendous reality of 'let it rip'. This is not flu. In the absence of a vaccine, it seems that the only better measure would be a total, national...
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    Coronavirus

    If the only purpose here is to compare deaths in 'freedom' and deaths in proper 'lockdown' best to compare USA and China. Lots of reasons not to trust the China data of course, it's thought that in the early peak maybe 2/3d of deaths are under-reported. Far less reason thereafter though...
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    Coronavirus

    Sweden counts death differently to the rest of Europe, it introduces a 10 day delay. Admissions into intensive care are still increasing https://www.covid19insweden.com/en/
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    Coronavirus

    I saw that too a couple of days ago and felt rather sorry for them as I can't see how they'll avoid our strain going there but maybe the vaccine will get ahead of it.
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