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  1. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi folks, When I tie a hackle on, I using sweep back any loose fibres and do one or two turns on top to ensure the thread is holding the fibres incase the stalk breaks. This usually results in most of the fibres being swept to the top and bottom of the hook and when tied down it also looks...
  2. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Nice flies guys, Back at work for a week now but while I was furloughed was topping up the boxes and did a few diddy ones among others
  3. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I still can't get to sit at the vice due to the wee woman taking over my room for an office :censored::censored:, so here's a cpl from a few years back, a long and a short tail vertion
  4. Classified Sales
    Bransford game purchase , i have 4 so am selling ONE ONLY it cost me 90 quid per cape but i,m open to offers plus post (about 3 quid ) paypal pref pm me , serious people only no tyre kickers , 2 to choose from , a couple of feathers were taken from each cape when purchased . SOLD SOLD SOLD...
  5. Picture Gallery
    Here's some pics of recent social distancing on Monday. Although we're only allowed out for a couple of hours, I did sneak back out when it was dark as it looked too fishy and I wasn't mistaken. Down the back of the old German bunker, had 5, biggest 5lb, just as the light went. Bass went down...
  6. Classified Sales
    Got an old Hardy perfect, its a 3 3/4" great for shorter rods around the 12' to 13' mark, its in great condition and sounds great but it just sits in a bag and never gets used. Looking for £375 just to get my money back.
  7. General Board
    Just finished reading Terminal Chancer. Very good, definitely recommend it. Obviously without putting your jobs or relationships at risk, post your best Salmon Weasel stories here. If you want to know what a Salmon Weasel story is, buy the aforementioned book:-) Story 1. River was absolutely...
  8. General Board
    It's personally beautiful to see instead of Absolute featureless mown parks and fields, let's now give something back to the Eco System now we've seen what can happen in just a few weeks! Coronavirus: Lockdown 'could boost wild flowers' - BBC News
  9. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Tied in-hand to the Stoddart pattern from 1847, 2 1/2 inch hook blued to match the period (japanning came in later) - though it's much the same fly that dates back to the beginning of the 19thC (at least). Fully in-hand. Dx
  10. General Board
    After reading the posts the biggest fish you’ve ever seen here goes ! i was on the lower tummel and for those of you that know the beat I started in the killiechangie run . After about 5/6 casts I’m on ! Yes what a start to the day the fish stayed deep on the far bank after about 10 min I see...
  11. General Board
    After reading the thread on that monster from Finland it got me thinking. We still have fish that size in our rivers. What is the biggest Atlantic salmon that you have seen with your own eyes? Doesn’t have to caught or landed could even been netted. The biggest I’ve ever seen was last season...
  12. Video Gallery
    Stumbled across in an idle moment, really must get back to work now ..... Fishing The BEST Trout water I have ever seen! - YouTube
  13. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Tied these for fishing when we get to go back out again ??
  14. General Board
    I haven't written anything in a long while but Covid 19 has pushed me to it! Much Ado About Fish: Inver and the North-west (August/September 2019) If we're not back out by the equivalent time this year I will take up knitting...
  15. General Board
    ok guys I though this was cut and dry for employees I'm a non key worker as admittedly my employer and so chose to self isolate to protect my elderly mother that is isolated in my house looking after my 12yo son , my employers are both in their 70s and I'm their private chef , obviously a...
  16. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    First fly i saw in this section a while back, finaly got round to trying it
  17. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    This is one of the oldest classic salmon flies (invented by a Butcher called Jewhurst from Sevenoaks), dating back to around 1830 and remaining largely unchanged since then. Dx PS This is REAL size 2 rather than modern Partridge CS10 type size 2 which is actually 1/0+.
  18. Fishing Clothing
    I’ve got 3 sets of Simms waders, one pair I got at a fab price and are in the wardrobe waiting for one of the others to fail, the other 2 I swap between. However I broke the little black plastic keep that crosses the straps on your back, no bother I borrowed one from the others but eventually my...
  19. Classified Sales
    As above mint condition £50 posted, good back up rod. please note this 4 piece Now reduced to 40 quid Please pm
  20. Off Topic Lounge
    Hi, I see I am no longer able to view the 'traditional' website on my phone, it just automatically reverts to the mobile version (which I really don't like). Does anybody know if this is a permanent change, or can be reverted back somehow? Thanks, Oscar.
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