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  1. Off Topic Lounge
    Well, I just strained off last July's Blackcurrant Gin. First time I've tried that variant. I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone. A lot less 'blackcurranty' than expected and actually rather nicely spicey. Naturally empirical trials are ongoing....see you all on Thursday:thumb::lol: All...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi all,not sure what am doing as in posting things as am not computer/internet savvy.Been a member for a while but never thought I had much to contribute but love reading all the threads.Fished a lot in my younger days and have got back into river fishing again (Nith)in the last 4/5 years.
  3. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    The Shrimp Fly as described in Peter O'Reilly's book. However, was known as 'The Killer' back when I used to fish the Finn. I saw this fly take a lot of fish from the Finn & Reelan.
  4. Lines
    I have a veritable forest of 11' - 11'6" single handers from wieghts 4 - 9 and all of them although not sold as switch rods have short extension handles. So I'm wondering which of the switch lines might be best on one of them. I've been looking at the Snowbee, Shakespeare and Barrio switch...
  5. Scottish Rivers
    Well 2019 seemed to be a reasonable year. Probably partly with the removal of the nets. There certainly seemed to be a lot of grilse on the Westie. There seemed to be a decent run of spring fish, but disease was pretty bad and because there also seemed to be a lot of fish suffering from the...
  6. General Board
    Hi folks, I have some breathable waders that are in a bad state. As you can see from the photos, both soles are damaged and currently need a lot of aquasure to stay dry. Stones in the boots have also caused a few holes. I repaired them quite a few times during the season and usually after a few...
  7. Patterns for other species
    Another pattern that's caught me a lot of fish through the years, trout and grayling
  8. Fly Tying Topics
    Was wandering about the pounds shop in town you come across things at Halloween like tinsels and multi coloured fur and feather. I do a lot of flies for my mates.rainbow...trout and salmon.and I found these thought for a pound they were worth a try.. They are 3mm
  9. Off Topic Lounge
    Our local paper has just reported on the teign estuary has had gangs of about 20 people arriving at night and removing buckets of mussels and cockles . We can have a guess who these people are. They are also reported to have taken a lot of small bass. It must be only a matter of time before they...
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    Have been bitten by mosquitos a lot this summer. Midges are bad enough but these are a lot worse Has anyone got a cure them. I have a cream that stops the midges sting itching but not these. Bob.
  11. Patterns for other species
    I like this on the dropper at certain times or on the point in lower water when weed can be a problem if you fish too deep. I like a long hackle but in some publications it's a lot shorter. Anyone know the recommended size in the original ? Colin.
  12. General Board
    Well after a few years of giving this a go it's time to Call a halt. It's been fun and dealt with some great guys but the Humble minnow has fallen from favour. I have got loads of stock to clear so I'm not listing In the classified. Anyone wants to make an offer for the whole lot To have a wee...
  13. Irish Rivers Reports & News
    Just wondering has anyone fished ballisodare fishery and whats it like does it fish throughout the season never really heard a whole lot about it
  14. Off Topic Lounge
    While walking through a field today on my way fishing i could not help but notice a lot of butterflies which i could not identify until i googled them,which turned out to be Peacock,Painted ladies,Red admirals,and tortoiseshell i have also noticed a lot of moths this year,must be good conditions...
  15. News & Features
    ...Front page of the Times tomorrow. The ‘all at sea’ excuse we hear a lot may come into question.
  16. Classified Sales
    Some fly tying materials for sale as I seem to have rather a lot. More to follow. £20 posted.
  17. Classified Sales
    The following materials for sale. £30 for the lot posted.
  18. General Board
    I sometimes fish with a chap I know on the bottom Tweed. He's about the fishiest person I've ever met, by that I mean he's just one of those blokes who not only does everything well but he also just sort of is immersed in it when he's fishing, hard to explain but it's like he's one of the...
  19. Off Topic Lounge
    Could I be right here in saying this is why my post has been taken down?? We prefer it if you list 1 item per post with a max of 5 items per month/30 day period (except for small bulk items like fly tying materials).We will remove the post if more than 1 item and its not being sold as 1 lot. We...
  20. Hunting & Shooting
    Hi everyone, Think its just about my first time posting in this sub-forum. We have been thinking of getting a dog for some time now and recently we have been considering getting a wee cocker. There will often be someone about the house and we can get a dog walker if necessary but im hoping...
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