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    Re: Best butt rest for floater fishing

    Blushed when I read the thread title. 'Thought it was a weird enquiry about bathroom furnishings.

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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Sorry.... computer malfunction. I thought I was replying to a post much earlier in the thread!
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    Re: Quick-change connection?

    Sorry if this sounds stupid, Philip, (and my apologies if you have covered this topic elsewhere) but I have started to use float stops quite extensively when link legering. Please will you expand on...
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    Re: Starting fly fishing help please

    I would strongly recommend an investment in a copy of Matching the Hatch, by Pat O'Reilly.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matching-Hatch-Stillwater-River-Stream/dp/1853108227
  5. Thread: River Roach

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    Re: River Roach

    I'm from dahn sarf but I very much enjoyed a Youtube film a while back from James Robbins, when he was still at Shakespeare. It was called 'Stick Fishing for roach on the River Ribble' iircc.



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    Re: Shooting ban, could we next?

    "To give just one example: grouse moors - those profitable playgrounds of the rich – are a Bermuda Triangle where birds of prey disappear and a heather monoculture induced to feed young birds. They...
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    Blagdon Lake

    Jacob Rees Mogg’s name is one likely to stimulate the watchfulness of the moderators of this site but the reason it appears in the august pages of FM is through his support of the continued existence...
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    Re: A confession

    I can see how I might be labelled 'wrong' or even 'immoral' but I cannot help it - the sight of a lesser spotted dogfish approaching my station in a chartered vessel lowers me into a profound well of...
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    Re: Gift voucher

    If it's a new world of tackle acquisition you fancy, Mike, get yourself fluff-chucking:

    Greys GRC Light Combo 9ft #5

    Spend £40-50 on a good casting lesson and, to paraphrase GB , "squander he...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I dropped into a favourite stream yesterday afternoon. It was up further, and more coloured, than I had expected. Three hours of alternating between manky red maggots on my medium feeder rod and a...
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    Re: Angling... 100 years from now?

    "Catch and release, which you might think represents the enlightened face of fishing, in which fish are treated with care and returned to reproduce, is already banned in some European countries"
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    Re: Favourite fish and method

    Like many here, I love to see a float submerge. Especially in moving water and particularly when a lift of the rod meets something quite 'solid'.

    But let me assure those who have not yet tried it:...
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    Re: Attitudes towards Pike

    The West Sussex Rother (which the OP fishes) suffers from a ‘lack of recruitment’ of small fish but Esox Lucius is not especially to blame. Killing decent-sized pike might well lead to a...
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    Re: Are we becoming blasé.

    On the rare occasion that I land a fish of any signficant size, I hardly ever show any interest in its weight.

    That way, I reason, it is unlikely to ask me mine.

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    Re: Lifting the lid

    I have read that smashing ice can cause concussion in fish.

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    Re: Impressivly Clean Tackle

    Like Iain, I learnt from sea fishing the value of rinsing tackle - especially reels - in warm water along with the gentle application of an old toothbrush.

    There is one piece of tackle I quite...
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    Re: A bit of a dilemma.....

    We don't seem to have had the view of any female posters yet..........

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    Re: Centrepin reel ratchet noise...

    "When trotting I only use my ratchet when setting up, moving swims or laying the rod down, I also occasionally use the check when I'm baiting the hook."

    Me too... and on the rare occasion that I...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Took my second-favourite, wide-brimmed hat to the river, along with my Avon rod, and alternated between crust over mashed bread, and luncheon meat with a few free offerings, on a link leger. ...
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    Re: Landing net handle

    A little heavy, perhaps. But I am so reassured by its robustness, it's worth it.
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    Re: Landing net handle

    A couple of seasons ago I treated myself to a Trefor West Lone Angler handle, which retails eye-wateringly just over fifty quid. It's brilliant. Over Christmas I netted a nice chub in it way down a...
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    Re: Best hat I ever owned.

    Hats only really become worthy of my deepest affections - and are thereby termed 'Best' - once they acquire a patina of greasy and otherwise objectionable stains. At this point, Mrs C. tends to...
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    Re: What makes a session a red letter day?

    Not snapping anything.
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    Re: Walker was right!

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    Re: How to Deter Signal Crayfish?

    I seem to recall reading an article once about someone who baited their crayfish traps with bacon.

    Perhaps the rind would suffice?
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