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    Salmon Calendar - Central Scotland

    As you are prepared to travel a bit I would put the North Esk on the list for spring fishing.
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    A new (to me) concept. Arse backward, Parachute dry flies

    I tied up flies like this back in the early 90s to imitate LDOs and olive uprights. I can't remember what the inspiration was. Then a bit later on I think it was John Goddard published something similar. I have caught fish on them, but not to the point that they replaced the standards.
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    bulk tippet for loch style fishing

    I'll drop down to two flies when bank fishing into a wind or on lochs I know to hold big fish 😉
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    bulk tippet for loch style fishing

    All good advice above. My standard set up is straight through leader with 7' from the line to the first dropper then 5' between droppers ie 7+5+5=17. A good spacing between droppers reduces tangles and allows space to retire a dropper if things go wrong. Much less than 4' separation and tangles...
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    bulk tippet for loch style fishing

    For fluoro Seagaur red label or Invizx are good value on large spools. For nylon, Maxima ultra green is as good a place to start as any. None of these are the thinest for stated bs on the market but they are very reliable.
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    Rod sock

    I have one for a 4 piece salmon rod that could be cut to size and only stitch the bottom. It's a little wider than a trout rod bag (6"). Might be an issue if you were putting it in a particularly narrow tube. Dark blue and green tartan. Yours if you can use it.
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    Weather Reports From Forum Stations

    Milder here this morning, with a spectacular sky over the work carpark.
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    Weather Reports From Forum Stations

    Another cold bright day in Southern Scotland. A roving report today from Peebles. Is that like poaching someone else's water? I was looking for suitable vista when I came across this fella.
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    Weather Reports From Forum Stations

    Yes, a beautiful winter day in the Lothians but the wind chill at 1600' was not for hanging around in.
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    SA Kelly Green Intermediate

    Given that I still use a kelly green and wetcel 2 that are over 20Y old, it's hard to disagree with what Steve Parton said. At least back then. I have no recent experience of 3M lines.
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    SA Kelly Green Intermediate

    That looks like the one. The colour seems a bit distorted by the shadow. They were decent lines. I actually have a still usable Galion slow sink (olive green) in DT6. It sinks a bit like a fast glass. And I still use one of those fly boxes.
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    Mortimer and Whitehouse.

    I can see Ted getting his own spin off show 🤣
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    Mortimer and Whitehouse.

    I thought it one of their better ones and enjoyed it a lot. Perhaps more importantly, so did the non fishing family members.
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    Guess the Item

    Fairground ride? Big wheel? Nothing else moves in the middle of Edinburgh
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    Guess the Item

    First attempt at a portable Li-Po pack for said motor?
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