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    Re: The cost of your fishing.

    One of my smaller local clubs used to give those over 65 a free permit provided they'd been a full member for two years but with half the membership over 65 (very different from when I first joined...
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    Re: Float making.

    That's the ones I use, Jeff, up to 3mm. Some 4mm or 5mm would be useful. I've used them as supplied and also cut the top off 3mm ones with a side hole lower down.
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    Re: Float making.

    Anyone who thinks that reed or cane is more sensitive than peacock quill needs lessons in Archimedes principle. Only the volume displaced matters so if you want a more sensitive tip for a float...
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    Re: Ever fallen out with the hooks you use.

    Mustad also did a round bend fine wire caster hook; can't remember the pattern. VMC National Champion as well.
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    Re: Ever fallen out with the hooks you use.

    That Drennan hook guide was not that long before we got chemically-sharpened hooks (1985). The hook patterns (numbers) if you can read them are Au Lion D'Or patterns.

    When the first Kamatsu (now...
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    Re: Hemp & Tares

    I cook a gallon of hemp in a big saucepan then freeze in bags of about a pint and half. I've finally stumbled on doing tares overnight in a flak, no fine tuning on the timing and so easy, and then...
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    Re: Preston's line diameters

    I've been using Reflo 0.09 for my summer tares fishing, knowing that it's really 0.10. This week I had to tie some 22 barbless and decided to find some proper 0.08 which was a spool of Shimano and...
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    Pike Fishing Books for SALE

    Fishing for Big Pike, Rickards - £5
    Pike, Step by Step, Rickards - £5
    Success with Pike, Ricakrds, £7
    Best of Pikelines, Rickards, £2
    The Great Modern Pike Anglers, Rickards, £8
    Pike Fishing in...
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    Re: Tragedy on the Colne...

    I've had kingfishers fly very close when I've been fishing in the reeds and even had a reed warbler get tangled in the line between reel and first eye - easily distangled and released unharmed. Had a...
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    Re: Fishing Books

    I still buy and read angling books. The last new one I bought was John Essex's The National Angling Championships (Medlar). I've got far too many books and need to sell some off. I did get rid of a...
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    Re: In and Out of Hospital

    If you have a heart attack it's a one month automatic driving ban. A stent is one week and from memory an angiogram two days. Chest pains have other repercussions!
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    Re: Any Daiwa 120M experts?

    Al you need to know about fluted floats is that they were a 1960s fad that basically doesn't work and that no top-class match angler has ever advocated their use. If they were any good we'd all be...
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    Re: Any Daiwa 120M experts?

    I've got a 120 and have just done an experiment. It's not a reel I use much at all though the reel I have is hardly used and over 30 years old; I bought it as I kept facing the wind waggler fishing...
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    Re: Chub and the future

    In the past chub have been prone to dominant year classes. On the Dorset Stour the two years that stood out were 1959 and 1975 which were hot summers followed by dry winters. In the late 70s the chub...
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    Re: River Roach at night

    Back in the early 80s I did a fair bit of mid winter after dark roach fishing on the Dorset Frome at Wareham QWuay. More failures than successes and we soon found that maggots brought amazing numbers...
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    Re: What length river float rod

    I'vbe used many float rods and found the optimum to be 13ft as the action is usually tighter and more wieldable. Drennan Acolytes are over-rated in my opinion and I'd splash the extra cash and get a...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    Peter thought we were talking about standard small stick floats taking what would have been 0.4 or 0.5 grams not the ten times bigger 4 and 5 gram floats. The original sticks designed and made by...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    Going back to the stick float - though I did get a pink inflatable unicorn 5ft long last season on the Stour, gutted and binned - having read the many responses on this thread, my best advice, apart...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    I think you'll find that Billy Lane wasn't so much against using stick floats as against misusing them as the fad for stick floats saw them being used in circumstances where other floats would suit...
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    Mike, those are floats fpor fishing the Bolognese method, not stick floats. Much too heavy.
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    Re: Shotting for a stick float

    Are you sure these are 'stick' floats, Mike? 4 grams is 10 BB which is way outside normal stick float size. A light stick would take 3 no. 4, a medium one 5 no. 4 and a heavy one 7 no. 4. Do you have...
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    Re: Waters you won't be going back to

    I fished Broadlands a few times in the 1980s, pretty much always in matches and found it a fair but tough venue if a little noisy. It was frustrating inasmuch that every time the roach started to be...
  23. Re: when was the last time you guys cleaned out your tackle box

    I tend to use two sets of gear, a river roving bag and a box for Stillwater. I usually clean them out about every couple of months but in the meantime I will notice when a packet of hooks needs...
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    Re: Hooklength size

    I tie my own hook lengths and long ago settled on 6" for pole fishing and 22" for rod and line. I only ever put legal lead shot on the hook length and rarely have anything closer than about 12" on...
  25. Re: Evesham 3-Day Angling Festival, this weekend 24th-26th Aug

    I don't think I've watched the Evesham festival for close on 15 years, though I attended from the mid 80s through till about 2004. The days of big crowds are long gone and the fishing is dire. It was...
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