Canada /other calculate distance

speyboy

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Hi some can tel my about distances some canadians calculate distances with kilometers
olso foot /feet olso meters ther on overseas.
Canada make e mix of this i think.
i think olso Canada is import from the hole world.
sorry have nothing to do with fishing.

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Begbie

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Hey, Speyboy:

Although Canada became metric in the 1970s, because of thier historical ties with the UK and strong trade ties with the U.S., the emperical system is still used. Yes, there is a "mix." Speed limits are in KMs, temperate is in C, nuts and bolts in metric (sometimes), yet fish weights almost always mentioned in pounds, rod lenghts in feet and inches, breaking strain of leaders in pounds, fly line lenghts in feet, etc.
Driving, flying, walking, running distances are usually discussed in metric, while shorter distances, like how far you cast a line, are usually mentioned in feet.

Hope this helps
 
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