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    Re: How local is local

    I suppose my idea of local is no more than 30 minutes in the car. I used to frequently do this, but a few years back I found a nice bit of private river 5 minutes drive from my house.
    Trouble is...
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    Re: Centre pin for a beginner

    In response to the OP, not a deal breaker, but one with a quick release spool, this can make it easier to sort out any tangles.
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    Re: Centre pin line release

    Whatever the pros and cons, I reckon they're a joy to use for trotting, there's an inherently pleasurable feel about them that I don't get from using a fixed spool or closed face.
  4. Thread: Sea Urchins

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    Re: Sea Urchins

    Agree with you both there, the French like a few things that I'm not that keen on...Andouillete for starters....Shudder!
  5. Thread: Favourite bird?

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    Re: Favourite bird?

    Thats a hard one for sure...I like most, but my perennial favorites are....
    1. Swallow
    2.Buzzard
    3 Gannet
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    Re: Centre pin line release

    Off the bottom, winding backwards just isn't right, imo.
  7. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    At the moment, one of those greenhouse contraptions would be useful down here....especially if it covered the whole county!
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    Re: How did you get on?

    One of my favourite Grayling spots has been out of action for weeks due to high levels, it had dropped to "just fishable" this morning, and with more rain forcast tonight, I grabbed the oportunity of...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I went down to a local beach last Sunday, only had an hour and a bit spare, and guess what?
    Brit packed tight into the shore getting hammered by allsorts, mostly small mackerel, gars and small...
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    Re: Old Bob church fly rod

    Agree with john above, I have a Bob church X weave and it's a heavy, powerful stick.
    Unless it is collectable, I doubt it will be worth much.
    Trouble is, by today's standards, most old fly rods are...
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    Re: Upsetting threads

    Never heard of said site and just had a look out of curiosity.
    Seems some like him and some don't.....
    Pretty standard, really, for anyone in the limelight.
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    Re: Strong Treble Hook Recommendations

    Won't go far wrong with the owners.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Amanita muscaria, or fly agaric.

    According to my mushroom book....

    "Poisonous, the common name comes from breaking the cap into a saucer of milk, used since medieval times to stupify flies.
    It...
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    Re: greys greyflex m2 SNAPPED!

    Agree with s kippy, i doubt 2 cm will make much difference.just stick a new tip eye on.
    I had a 9 ft rod which I snapped about 3 inches off, I put a new tip ring on and actually preferred it....
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    Re: Chub and the future

    My local spot seems to have plenty of 1 to 2lb fish at the moment.
    Usually just full of Chublets this time of year.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Couldn't agree more...especially as I only really like fishing topwaters.

    I might end up having to get the bait out, though....shudder!
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Got a bathroom to fit at home, and doing my utmost to avoid starting it, so went down the river for a few hours armed with some bread and a few maggots. Nice gentle weather today, and the river was...
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    Re: Worm hunting tips?

    Golf courses are also excellent places to find them. A headtorch with white and red beams helps. Locate them with the white, then move in for the take with the red.
  19. Thread: The Kiss

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    Re: The Kiss

    Cruelty to the fish, imo...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    The murkiness doesn't always go all the way down, even if it looks like it.
    I know this from snorkelling, top 6 ft or so cloudy as hell, underneath fairly clear.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Been funny with them the last few years. There were loads about down here last year in January.
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Probably, although I did see Scunthorpe censored as S****horpe the other day reading some older posts here!
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I had a few hours spare this afternoon, and as the river has been very poor of late I headed down to the coast for a bit of topwater Bass fishing.
    The mark I chose is a small reefy area surrounded...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Lovely post, Pete.
    There should be a "super like" button for ones like that!
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    Re: Bass double bill

    Where i was, around Phare de Balleines, it seemed to fish best around the top of the tide, particularly when that was early morning.
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