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    Scottish politics

    Tricky one that, though I applaud the sentiment. Politicians have to become salesmen (and women) to survive. They sell us punters their own (party's) version of current events. Sadly this is now so entrenched that nothing, absolutely nothing, the other side say can ever be right. It seems...
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    Lines in the sand.

    Spaniel people are just nicer than Labrador people. Don’t argue- it’s a fact not an opinion.
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    About Scandi and Skagit lines

    I’ve been to Idaho in mid winter. I see your point.
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    Lines in the sand.

    Cars: Mercedes must never be red. No, never! No matter what model or year they can’t be red, so stoppit! Anchovies: Inedible. Only eaten by cats trying to remove the taste of its own bottom from its tongue or by people who could lick a cat’s bottom.
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    Dee opening day.

    Many of us are Scottish. Our legs are blue to start with.
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    Dee opening day.

    God! You're right. My feet froze just looking at it.
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    Doggy Photo's

    Timmins, the poor wee guy does look sorry for him/herself. Being a springer they'll probably be up and raring to go again in the morning. Hardy souls that they are. I've seen me find gashes that needed stitches only in the evening after a day out, the dog having shown no sign of any injury...
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    Ebay Madness?

    Are you watching me, Andrew?
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    Insurance claim 🤔

    Wasn't it cutting the grass?
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    starting out

    Pnut, Since no-one more experienced has jumped in, I'll kick off. It'll rather depend where you are going to fish. A lot of people are moving away from 15' rods to something shorter. 15' rods are long & require more space to cast, so if you're on a smaller river or somewhere with little...
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    Patagonia (the company) supports anti's!

    Patagonia is a company with a strong ethos, I agree. They make some good, if expensive,products. Not for nothing were they called Patagucci in Chamonix for many years. Through skiing, climbing & now fishing, I've used their probucts for more years than I can remember, however they currently...
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    Mini-Scandi tubes

    Hmm! I'm usually more concerned with the buggers hooking up and retaining trees, bushes or any other convenient but unreachable crevice. Fish, not so much.
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    Mini-Scandi tubes

    Novice question... What's the significance / advantage of a free swinging hook?
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    Patagonia (the company) supports anti's!

    Nice one Saffy. You're trying to turn this one round on me. I'm saying that MM are not an unbiased or prejudiced group. You said that they were made that way by current practices. I replied by saying that you sounded like the Trump diehards. I'm not trying to defend Trump or criminal...
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    Patagonia (the company) supports anti's!

    True. Mr Trump's supporters would also argue that he was robbed of his election win because of voting fraud. They are prejudiced extremists too.
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    Patagonia (the company) supports anti's!

    About Us Moorland Monitors are a network of volunteers getting out to monitor grouse shooting estates for crime and cruelty. The industry of driven grouse shooting relies on the destruction of wildlife and habitat, often including criminal acts such as illegal poisoning, trapping, snaring and...
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    Why is this racist?

    Don't worry, you aren't alone in that.
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    Anybody used Talon Wading Studs?

    For what its worth. After the complete and utter abject failure of a set of Simms studs over the course of a week's fishing on the Oich & Ness I bought a set of the Orvis studs as they have a shop near to my home. They have been superb, with no apparent wear over the last 3 years and they do...
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    Why Do You Salmon Fish?

    Standing thigh deep in the Ness in early April, I've certainly asked my self why I do it. Solitude, natue and scenery are big parts. The level of concentration required is enough to take me away from real life's worries but not so much that it gets me frazzled - after all a day's shooting in...