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  1. Elibank

    Observations from Lincolnshire

    Went to sample the antiques shops in Uppingham today, and it’s clear that they have suffered in the pandemic - empty cabinets in smaller premises now and therefore much less to see. Better news though about our favourite hotel, The Falcon, two coffees, two fruit scones with all the trimmings...
  2. Elibank

    River Tweed 2021

    Fish seen caught at Walkerburn this morning, a bar of silver according to a very reliable source, one from Holylee last week, another lost at Ashiestiel.
  3. Elibank

    Angling has never been more popular

  4. Elibank

    Observations from Lincolnshire

    One heavy burst of rain earlier, now it’s a pleasant evening, it’s obviously saving the forecasted longer period of rain until tomorrow morning when Senior Management is out for her U3A walk....
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    Opinion Polls

    The ageing reprobates who are members of the “Observations from Lincolnshire” thread wish to point out that there is no mention of the Rilk there....
  6. Elibank

    Observations from Lincolnshire

    Ahem....River Trent at Gainsborough? 😁
  7. Elibank

    Angling Prints

    One for you here, Arnold - when a book is hard to find, booksellers call it “scarce”. When a book is termed “rare”, they mean find another if you can....
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    Angling Prints

    David Beazley was Librarian for the Flyfishers’ Club in London, his collection of books that went for auction in 2003 contained some real gems.
  9. Elibank

    Observations from Lincolnshire

    You’re right, Mac, the forecast for the weekend here is pretty grim, might be a case for watching the football or the golf from The Belfry, a course I played with singular ineptitude years ago...🤬
  10. Elibank

    Angling Prints

    Buy his book instead, they’re all in there...
  11. Elibank

    Orange and Gold Shrimp

    Like it, great tie, ✔️VG
  12. Elibank

    Is anyone else...

    Many thanks, Iain.
  13. Elibank

    Is anyone else...

    ....trying to download run of the mill images and getting “this file is too large”? Most annoying
  14. Elibank

    Opinion Polls

    1. Abominations 2. Maxima Nylon 3. Voluntary C&R 4. Trebles or occasional doubles 5. Don’t have one 6. Still mainly DTs 7. Willie Gunn/GBWG 8. Either 9. No idea 10. Still have 3 Hard to beat a “General Chat” board imho.
  15. Elibank

    Observations from Lincolnshire

    Persisting down here, forecast is for the same until evening. Just have to watch the football then..
  16. Elibank

    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
  17. Elibank

    Brexit

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

    Scottish politics

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

    Ironside’s quote, not Churchill’s
  20. Elibank

    Brexit

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