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    F1

    There are still some really silly rules in F1. Forcing teams to use sub-optimal tyres:omg: Demoting drivers' grid positions because their gearbox or engine fail and need to be swapped:omg::omg: When we have both a driver's and constructor's championship, why not penalize constructors for...
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    Striking

    What Bob's method does is to stop the 'knee-jerk' strike when the water erupts under your fly, replacing it with a more controlled tightening of the line. I believe a lot of missed takes have to do with the buoyancy of your fly vs. the real thing. If your fly is more buoyant than the natural...
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    To barb or not to barb...

    With my back, a fish lost close the bank generally puts a smile on my face.....so barbless. There's nothing I hate more than bending over, struggling with an awkwardly hooked fish....so barbless I really appreciate the hook falling out in the net.....so barbless I hate the idea of a fish slowly...
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    What is your best wildlife encounter whilst fishing?

    First day's fishing on one of the small rivers near Crowsnest Pass in the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Alberta. Equipped with waders and a couple of 5 weight rods we met our guide and set off deep into the forest to fish for cutthroat and rainbow trout. Half an hour's walk brought us to a...
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    What would the effect be !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thinking logically the lighter rod will impart less power into the line which will have 3 effects 1. The line will accelerate less so will slow down 2. You will therefore keep less line airborne 3. The heavier tip of the line will sink in flight, distorting your casting loop 4. It will impart...
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    What does fishing mean to you?

    Wow, where to start? I'm a 'petrol head' and a music lover, so the drive to and from my fishing venue along winding dales roads is a major enjoyment, passing through gorgeous scenery and villages and listening to my favourite music turned up to levels that I want to listen at. That's a whole...
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    upcoming F1 season

    Actually all other things being equal, more downforce equals more drag so slower on the straights and faster around the bends. Wider tyres also increases rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag, so slows a car's top speed while increasing its cornering ability. So for the 2017 season, expect...
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    Smoked trout

    Some good advice above. As Taterdu states, I would buy smoking wood from a commercial supplier as its properly sized and suitable for food preparation (no wood preservatives :thumbs:). Also you can get a good variety of woods to impart different flavours. I also pre-soak my wood to increase...
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    upcoming F1 season

    If the new F1 owners make the necessary changes it could be good. As it currently stands, the Governing body has more to do with results than drivers and cars. For example, penalizing the driver if the team needs to change a gearbox makes no sense. Why affect the driver's championship with car...
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    new member from black forest

    Hallo Thomas, Grüß dich. I lived for many years in the Schwarzwald (Reichenbach, Gem. Waldbronn), with its many rivers and streams, but rarely saw anyone fishing. Whereabouts do you go fishing?
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    Feeding horses

    The problem with feeding horses from the hand is that unless its done properly it can introduce some bad habits like nipping, biting or mugging people for tidbits. Giving food is a reward and reinforces whatever behaviour the horse was exhibiting right before receiving the food. If that was...
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