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    im buying a boat

    Lovely looking boat Doobry, I'm sure you are delighted with it. When and where do you get to launch it for the first time?
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    GEK. Gary.

    Well done Gary, lovely trout.
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    Maxcatch

    Jack, that's the Army Geen V Explorer, I posted on that about a month ago. I suppose that makes it the most expensive fly rod in the world, why not get one and see if is worth the money. 😎 I'm surprised they haven't spotted the mistake, maybe they are hoping someone might buy one by mistake...
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    Maxcatch dry fly hooks

    Thanks, that's another black mark against Hends hooks. The Kamasan B175 is a great reliable hook, I've used them for years and not had problems. Lots of Irish tyers use them for larger dry sedge patterns as well as for wet flies. I bought the Hends BL454 hooks as I was recommended this profile...
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    Maxcatch dry fly hooks

    Sebastian, Thanks that's very informative, "forget wire" how did they manage that? I think I'll stick with Kamasan for now, there is nothing worse than losing a good trout on a bent hook. I've heard good things about Dohiku hooks, I'll look in to these and get one packet first to try them out...
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    Maxcatch dry fly hooks

    Sebastian, Just reading what you are saying, and hope you don't mind me jumping in and asking you a question. I've tied flies for almost 30 years and always used Kamasan hooks apart from a few packs of Tiemco hooks for more specialised profiles. I decided to purchase 5 packets of Hends BL454...
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    European Cup Rugby

    OC, I don't know where your coming from quoting Marie Antoinette? 😅 What did she say to the French peasants when they asked for bread "let them eat cake" Will we send Leinster to the guillotine? Leinster were quoted as being the underdogs to the European champions by the Irish media and some of...
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    European Cup Rugby

    All European clubs will have less money and lower salaries, not just the English clubs. Connacht released 12 players last June. Several players leave Leinster every year, for many players its facilitated by the IRFU where there are 2 or more top players for one position in Leinster and a...
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    European Cup Rugby

    The UK media made Exeter favourites because of the lack of time Leinster have had together since the 6 nations. The Irish media thought the same, they are normally positive about Irish sides in the Heineken Cup. Several former Irish internationals were of the same opinion, these guys are the...
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    European Cup Rugby

    Like I've said already, there are different systems in place at national and club level, implemented by coaches, its not the same. Leinster play a more varied attacking style of rugby than Ireland. Leinster played a mixture of 2nd, 3rd string and academy players in the Pro 14 for two months...
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    European Cup Rugby

    Leinster were playing the European champions away from home in a quarter final after only playing one game together since January, and for only the fourth time this season Leinster have all Internationals available and selected the best team allowing for injuries. The best Leinster team have...
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    European Cup Rugby

    No wind up - fact. Leinster academy is fed by several rugby playing schools in Dublin and Kildare that keep producing excellent players. Leinster are serious about bringing these players through the system rather than signing talent from elsewhere as with French or English clubs. Regarding...
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    A few size 20’s

    Super tying again Ian, thanks for sharing.
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    European Cup Rugby

    Leinster were saying Exeter were favourites as there were only a few members of their squad involved in the 6 Nations. Leinster had 18 of their squad involved in the Six Nations, 4 of those, Ryan, Doris, Connors and Ringrose are now unavailable having been injured in the 6 Nations, Gibson Parks...
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    Desk Lamp might be useful for some

    I have this with the white frame, bought on Ebay about 5 years ago for £20. Very good value for money.
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