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  1. Linloskin

    Guideline bullet 2.0 6wt line

    Wondering if any member has the above line surplus to their needs. Looking to try it on a uls switch rod. Have the uls multi tip line but looking for a line with a slightly longer head. Thanks in advance LL
  2. Linloskin

    Dynaking squire vice problem

    Folks, I have a dynaking squire vice - had it for many years and tied many hundreds of flies on it. Love the vice - easy to tie on. However it has started to develop a fault whereby with smaller hooks (with the adjustable jaws narrowed to allow clamping of the hook) the collet and jaws will not...
  3. Linloskin

    Hatcheries - a personal view from practical experience

    Fishers, I thought I would post my personal experiences of a hatchery on my home river. I will say from the start that these views are my own personal ones - and not those of the hatchery, hatchery manager or the charity that runs the hatchery. First a bit of background: Here in SW Scotland we...
  4. Linloskin

    Best Skagit rod?

    Folks, I know opinion is subjective, but looking for an out-and-out skagit rod. For use in big rivers and heavy flows. rod length 14 to 16 foot, 10/11 weight rating - 650-750 grain. Any experiences/recommendations would be welcomed. Has anyone tried the new guideline NT8:4 - the four piece...
  5. Linloskin

    B&W Carbon Expert - what line to use

    Gents, and ladies, Friend of mine has just taken up salmon fishing on the fly. He has got himself a B&W Carbon Expert 15' #9/11 - 3 piece I have no experience of this rod so not really able to help him on which lines he should try on it - and what weight/size He has a trip coming up in early...
  6. Linloskin

    Best line for lpxe 6/7 switch rod

    Folks, I am about to take delivery of an original model lpxe switch rod It is the 6/7 11ft model The guideline literature appears to rate it as needing a line of 15-17 gram (231-262 grain) This seems quite light Is anyone using this rod, and if so what are your experiences re the line weight...
  7. Linloskin

    Invitation to submit written evidence

    Gents, Andrew Thin has invited submission of written evidence to the WFR. (see below) I would urge all anglers to submit to this process. Reading between the lines some of Mr thins proposals include a 'Governing Body' similar to the EA at national level, local delivery by Fishery trusts and...
  8. Linloskin

    Ken Sawada ST4 trebles

    Gents/ladies, Anyone know of a reliable UK source for Ken Sawada ST4 wide gape trebles, sizes 8, 10, 12,14. These are great trebles for tubes - strong and very sharp Thanks, LL
  9. Linloskin

    Feelers for Francis flies - hackle stalks

    Folks, Does anyone know where I can source the hackle stalks used in the whiskers/feelers for the Francis flies? I want to tie as per the original - ie stripped hackle stalks - NOT boar bristles Any hackles i have, incl strung hackle, does not have a thick enough stalk Thanks for any info LL
  10. Linloskin

    Cree springer

    Fishers, I don't post that often - but thought some might like to see a fish I caught from the cree last night - salmo salar perfection! And released to continue its journey..... Tight lines LL
  11. Linloskin

    rio skagit

    Folks, Anyone tried hot welding a loop to the rear running line end of a rio skagit. Also same method with T14 I have tried the method I use of hot welding the guideline heads - and the rio coating does not fuse together like the guideline! Cannot weld it Also - does anyone know if the 15ft...
  12. Linloskin

    Thinning Sally Hansens

    Chaps and lassies, Anyone know how to thin Sally Hansens Hard as nails? I've tried various thinners, all without success. Now have a stock of barely used varnish which has turned too thick to apply easily Thanks for any help LL
  13. Linloskin

    WTB: River height gauge

    Folks, Anyone know where I can purchase a river height gauge?. Marked-off in inches, 1 inch increments, 0" to 4 feet Previous marker lost to floods! Many thanks, Linloskin
  14. Linloskin

    The Spey Reel co

    Gents/ladies, Does anyone have experience of these reels? Web address: Build quality? drag? How good/what range does the click & pawl drag have? Is the sound of the ball-bearings similar to the hardy perfect? It's an indulgance.... but looking for a LOUD...
  15. Linloskin

    Cree Springers

    Some pictures of a couple of Cree springers I caught earlier in the week. Both on fly, and both returned unharmed. First one approx 10lb, and the second around 15lb Enjoy LL
  16. Linloskin

    Seasons past

    Folks, The new season seems a long way off... heres a selection of pics from the last couple of years fishing The big fish and copter pic were from a trip to Kharlovka/Eastern Litza. The deformed fish was amazingly caught on rod and line! Anyone else ever seen anything like this? The other...