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  1. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Wanted to get out myself mate but ended up on the Swale after any thing that swims. I wish we'd get some rain to get the enthusiasm going.
  2. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Just had a few hours below Chester and saw nowt, although i took my trout rod and it saved the day.
  3. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    I was fishing the Wear at Escomb one night with my mate and we heard an animal sound we hadn't heard before, and it wasnt a vixen. We both scarpered fast.
  4. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Its those big black cats that sneak up on you during the night that worry me😱 Only cos they might nick my sarnies while im not looking mind :mad:.
  5. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    I hope youre not from the snowflake generation lad?;). Get yourself out there and enjoy it and good luck, as its amazing experience that you will never forget.
  6. dave1959

    River wear 2021

  7. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Strangely enough, the best surface lure that caught me fish was by accident. About 30 years a go i tied a fry pattern to use on stillwaters for rainbows, but i couldnt get it to sink. I tried it on the Wear out of desperation and i got the most amazing take with the fish leaving the water when...
  8. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Hanen't heard owt Lewis.
  9. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Fished the river today for a few hours below the Abbey with no luck. To be honest it was mainly a recce as i haven't fished there before. I met a forum member who gave me some great info of the beat which i really appreciated, so now looking to get back down there as soon as conditions are ok.
  10. dave1959

    Guideline reach fly reel

    A word of warning. I was going to purchase a Reach reel for my clearwater fly rod, but luckily i decided to try a smaller Reach reel i own on the rod first. It wouldnt fit the rod, although my smaller Reach reel fits on my Recon rod no problem. I may of course have a dodgy Clearwater rod, but i...
  11. dave1959

    Goo sander or merganser ?

    I hope you are bad at maths;)
  12. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Good luck mate
  13. dave1959

    Rain glorious rain

    You better get your collection of John Travolta records out mate.;)
  14. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    My mate always mentioned the smell the river always had and eventually stopped fishing the river because of it. That was from 1998 to 2005.
  15. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    I used to see that colour in the Wear behind the water works at Vinovium John. It always smelt of sewage, but the smell may have came from the water works itself.
  16. dave1959

    Maxcatch!

    Just bought a Toro reel from them and its excellent.
  17. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    Just to add. One day is different than any other day regarding fly hatches and responding fish. Pick your day along side with weather and you give your self a chance of a good days fishing, on not just the Wear, but any other river or stream. If theres no rises, just go on the nymph.
  18. dave1959

    River wear 2021

    From Page Bank upstream last year was wick with trout and grayling. Plenty of fly life too.
  19. dave1959

    JACK HARGREAVES: OUT OF TOWN

    I bought his dvd's a few years back, and got a shock when i found out he was born in London.
  20. dave1959

    Recommend a Reel

    Lamson Liquid for me, but a tad slightly over £100.
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