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    When did it become "a thing" to target coloured salmon?

    I can only comment on the Tweed but we used to fish the autumn because there were mutiple runs of fish then - you could catch fresh silver fish ie fish that had been in no more than a couple of weeks, and some that had been in months including "crocs" and youd only keep the former and avoid hens...
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    Michael Evans Speycaster II 15’ rod..

    Shooting head of around 40- 42 grms or a hardy mach spey line in 10/11 works pretty well from my experience Tight lines Richard Sent from my SM-A105FN using Tapatalk
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    Rod Building Book

    Art Schecks book “fly rod building made easy“ is very good - focuses on single handed rods but principles are the same tight lines richard
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    Alta 2020

    Anyone heard results for 2021 Alta lottery i got a text saying i was 693nout of 1300 something Best regards Richard
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    15ft rods

    I like using all sorts of rod lengths but 15’ rods are far from redundant - when you want to swing a fly on a full Spey line they are the dbs; equally for long distance work longer rods mean more distance more easily and controlling the line - don’t see many casting comps won with a 13’ and a...
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    Casting with 25cm streamers, DH or single fly rod?

    Short heavy dh as the leverage with a single hander will be a dog - might be worth droppjng Mick Bell a line he had some short heavy dh made up for striper fishing (badged as farlows i think) Tight lines Richard
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    Geoffrey Palmer

    A wonderful man very funny with it too will be sadly missed on the river banks - a sad day indeed Richard
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    Hampshire Avon 2020

    When I fished at Somerley for a couple of seasons I did just that using sink3/4 lines with some lc13 on the end initially - finally switched to a HD saltwater teeny line with a 35’ 650 grain head on a sage TCR 12’9” rod worked like a dream with Spey or overhead casts and a short leader and...
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    Drill Lathe

    Very nice how are you clamping the blank - with the drill chuck direct or onto a bar inside the blank? cheers richard
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    April edition of T&S

    I can only assume the editor let this through as a subtle April fools day entry - a short piece on a fly which landed a big fish on the Teith(?) - bears very close resemblance to a Dee sheep with the yellow and blue swapped round but apparently a key ingredient is the black fluoro fibre which...
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    Henrik Mortensen DVDs complete set

    For sale the complete set of six Henrik Mortensen DVDs The Perfect Cast, The Scandinavian Speycast vols l & ll, Distance and Delicacy, Cracking the Code & Patterns of Patagonia all in original cases and recently watched so fine. One case has a small split on the spine but otherwise all in good...
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    Sage Method Switch ROD 11'9" #8 as new

    Sage Method Switch ROD 11'9" #8 as new For sale my unused Sage Method 11'9" #8 switch rod which I bought on a whim on the way back from a trip to the Tweed last summer having used the ghillies one for an afternoon and been impressed - with blank warranty card&receipt and I'll throw in an...
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    T&s crossword January

    Hi All Down to my last clue - 51 down "Uk tackle supplier" despite going away and coming back to it still haven't figured this one out (the shame of it) even having three letters of the six A-R-L- Any help gratefully received Thanks Richard
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    Ari Hart LAV reel with spare spool

    For sale Ari Hart LA (large arbour) size V reel - a fishing reel or collectors item as you see fitness no longer made and hard to come by - bought to use on a long rod which I no longer have so reel has to go too - with spare spool. Reel is metallic blue grey with grey spool and spare spool is...
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    Waterworks Lamson ULA FS4 plus spare spools, backing and lines

    For sale Lamson FS4 reel with two spare spools: 200yds 30lb backing on two spools and hardy Mach 10/11 lines - wet 11 and 15' type 8 sink tip (both used for one week). Currently set up for lhw but easily changed, huge capacity but light weight (10.4oz) and large diameter 4.75" with the reliable...
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    CTS Affinity S 1506-4

    Hi All With lowish water on my recent trip decided to try out this blank I made up initially was thinking of using it as a dapping rod - the blank came from guides n blanks in the CTS sale section just over £100 - Matt carbon finish quite a steely action and slim tube. So usual no bling build...
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    Tales of Teviot woe

    Hi All Just a quick report as I made the annual trip to fish Upper Roxburgh at the end of last week with some friends (they were when we started they might now disown me for persuading them to come fishing!). So after the near 3' rise on the Teviot earlier in the week and some Tweed beats down...
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    Ari Hart LA V reel plus spare spool

    Hi Bought this a while a go for my longer rods but not using them so much now and this never got used anyway. Ari hart LA V 4.8" diameter reel (4.5" spool) LHW in gunmetal/ grey with further spool in black 13.5oz in weight takes 200 yds 30lb backing and #11 Spey line no gravel rash - couple...
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    Sage Method 15' #10

    Hi Didn't get used last year (and saving for some new shooting hardware) a great rod like a TCR but lighter Sage 15' Method # 10 as new (used for three days) with blank warranty original tube and bag. £550 posted in the uk Pm for pictures Thanks Richard
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    Salar fly tying doubles

    Hi Salar double flitting hooks for sale - loose rather than in the blister packs as they have come from my bulk purchases Silver 9xsz5; 34xsz7; 18xsz9; 30xsz11 Gold 10xsz5; 20xsz7; 10sz9; 6xsz11 137 in total £60 Inc p&p in - no longer made so get them while you can!l Loxie was right sold...