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    Paypal clearance times ?

    Ended up winning an auction for a beach multiplier reel for alot less than its worth last week on ebay. I had a message from the seller saying he would post it once the payment had cleared. Anyone know how long this usualy takes ? Usualy i wouldnt think about it but got a feeling it may not be...
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    Calling left handed anglers......

    My youngest boy whos 5 has been asking to come fishing for a while now so said i would take him with me at the weekend. Ive got him a little spinning outfit but hes left handed. Do left handers have a spinning reel handle on the right hand side and case using the left hand with finger on the...
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    About time......

    Finaly got one to stay on untill the net this season. Was starting to worry abit as the rivers been on its bones for months. It was on the rap but its abit low and clear for the fly during the day at the moment. Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    Anyone keep an aquarium ?

    Ive kept them on and off for years, from small ones to giant ones. Sold my last one when the kids were starting to pull themselves up on it incase it fell on them. Recently got another 300l big tank as the wifes friend was giving it away, complete with mbuna cichlids. Decided to put it in the...
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    The youtube wormhole ?

    Anyone else find some random things on youtube that normaly wouldnt be of intrest but are strangely addictive. A bit like indoor bowls on telly no idea what its a about but end up spending hours watching [emoji1787]. Im subscribed to channels of guys sailing around the world and havent stepped...
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    Go to spring fly ?

    What are peoples go to spring flies ? I tend to favour either a big posh tosh, temple dog or a pink and white hairwing tube in really mucky water. Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    Think i may have found the limit.

    Decided to head out today for a few hours and think i may have found the limit of how cold i cqn fish. 3 casts and the lines frozen solid to the rings and the flees totaly frozen [emoji1787] think the app rekons -11 with the wind chill. Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
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    A fishing tale to end the season...

    So, fished all morning and missed a few, went for lunch and then out again and lost another one. Knew my dad was out on the river so went to find him. Found him getting back to his car and turns out hed had one about 10lb. Asked him which flee and he produced a temple dog double that hed pilferd...
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    Finaly one on the flee this season.

    After loosing 6 in a row on the fly lately i finaly got one to stay on the hook today. Was chest high in a fast pool with high banks when i hooked it and this fish just refused to give up, 20 mins of tearing 20 and 30 yards down the pool before i managed to net it. Weighed at 12lb 6 but was sure...
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    Customs charges ?

    Anyone been hit with customs or vat charges on items sent from the usa ? Simms have sent me some replacement boots under warranty but the tracking says they are held due to owing customs charges. Do i owe money on something that ive allready payed vat on during the original purchase ? Sent from...
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    Simms warranty times ?

    I was speaking to someone from simms usas warranty dept yesterday as one of my boots has started to crack and split. Hes agreed to ship me a new pair from there but first ive got to send a pic of my old ones destroyed. This means either cut in half or the tongue cut out etc. This isnt an issue...
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    Line for a saltwater/bluewater rod ?

    Just been given a saltwater rod that a cousin of mine bought for baracuda etc on a trip a while back and thought it may be worth using for salmon/seatrout in some of the smaller pools. Its a 9ft #9 rating but wondering if they are rated the same as trout lines ? The rod looks pretty heavy so...
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    Repairing waders ?

    I know theres a few old threads on wader repair and ive been through them. The one thing im trying to figure out is quantitys needed of aquasure/stormsure and solvent. Orderd some up but not sure if its enough to do the seams aswel and dont want to start a job then not have enough to finish it...
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    Fastnet nets.

    Anyone know the difrence between the salmon and seatrout versions that they sell ? Was looking at the 23 inch in both for summer fishing where the big sharpes and mclean nets get in the waybas much as they help. Went for the seatrout version as couldnt see much diffrence and it looked abit...
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    Photography ? Anyone anyone know a good source to learn about dslrs

    As above, the wife wanted to learn to take photos so bought her an all singing all dancing cannon dslr a few years back. She gave up after finding it too much like hard work and that the camera on the phone gives decent results. Now its sitting there i may aswel learn how to use it as ive got...
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    Boots of the non wading type ?

    Anyone got any good recomendations on hiking boots ? Looking for something leather, gortex lined and under 200 quid if possible. Been looking about online but everything you seem to look at theres a review saying theyve leaked, fell to bits or have no grip etc. Been looking at the usual lowa...
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    Lead training ?

    My dads flatcoat pup is doing really well off the lead and his recall was brilliant at the weekend, the problem comes when its time to go on the lead, hes brilliant on his daily walks but take him anywhere "intresting" and hes a complete nightmare. Pulls non stop and lunges quite a bit. You can...
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    Walkerburn, innerleither, peebles, places for food and drinks

    Just booked a weekend around walkerburn for a weekend for the wifes 40th in summer (she liked the pics of theplace on air bnb). Has anyone got any reccomendations for good food or drinks in the local area ? A nice pub that caters to both would be perfect as fine dinings not really our sort of...
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    Washing down jackets ?

    Anyone washed down jackets at home before and had any luck ? Mines getting to the point that its needing a wash but heard of problems washing them at home. Going to order the propper down cleaner stuff and have the ball things that go in the dryer allready. Just dont fancy wrecking it if others...
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    An app for those who like to get out and about during winter.

    I recently found that the makers of the "windy weather" app have released a free online and downloadable mapping app and its actually pretty good for out and about in the hills. The maps are downloadable so can be used in the middle of Nowhere. Also they work using the phones gps so will give...
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