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  1. General Board
    Just logged back on after a year or two and snobbery hasn't improved any in fact its worse! Am off.
  2. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Original variant pictured in Bob Verveka's Spey Flies book - the original had what with hindsight was a I think heron crest feather, I used the standard spey hackle (don't have heron streamers long enough in fibre anyway). Like the fact the wool is added as part of the throat - much more...
  3. Sage
    Has anyone used the sage X 15 footer. I haven’t seen any reviews of this rod. I have the sage x 14ft 9 wt and I definitely prefer it to the one, in fact it’s a really really good rod. I like the sage one 15 ft rod so not sure if it’s worth upgrading
  4. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Lets call this a McQuin as it's a Harleqin tied in a McIntyre style - I actually fully finished the Harlequin and hated the nasty dead space between the tippet and the capping wing (it has normal short JC) - so stripped it back and put it right : ) - it is only actually different from the...
  5. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Added jay to the throat as a] I always thought the plain blue was a bit bland and b] I wanted to echo the Pharoah. Used subs as you can see - not very convincing but again it echoes the Pharoah (same feather dyed red). The wing is a little higher than I'd like but it's something of a fact of...
  6. Off Topic Lounge
    Yesterday five years of hard work came to a head. I sat down in a room with three academics to be quizzed about my research and thesis. I've done a few things in the past that have got the nerves up a tad. Sung solos in Ely cathedral on Easter Sunday as a kid, spoken to thousands of people at an...
  7. General Board
    Hang on in there guys! Cabin fever is a well known ailment within the sport of Salmon fishing, to which there is no known cure. No Dayglo lights or soothing Peruvian Pan pipes will help remove the anguish and pain felt during this time of "in-between" the seasons. Other than the fact it's...
  8. Video Gallery
    Messed the camera up thought it was recording when in fact it wasn't we all make mistakes and learn from them. Here's the video enjoy. Spinning on a small spate river. Salmon & Sea Trout - YouTube
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