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    Loop Cross SX

    I don't blame Loop for going direct. The fly fishing industry isn't big enough to support numerous bricks and mortar dealerships - my nearest one is an Orvis dealer, 40 minutes away - and if you don't want to buy anything Orvis it's a two hour drive to Sportfish, for only a slightly larger...
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    Local lockdown fishing

    Does lockdown allow fishing in Wales?
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    Is it all about the numbers???

    I think the thing we have most in common, is not so much the fishing, but a need to find something (of our own) beyond the humdrum existence that the world tries to pigeonhole us into. .
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    Is it all about the numbers???

    Don't take this as criticism, just an observation. But the only issue I can see with what sounds like a low threshold of boredom and the pursuit of an ever-increasing buzz, is that sooner or later you find there's nowhere left to go. For me, fishing has been the opposite of my commercial life -...
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    Is it all about the numbers???

    Seems to represent a complete lack of respect for the sport and the quarry, when the object becomes killing (four) fish, simply because the day has cost £75.00. Certainly the stewpond owners only care about feeding enough pellets to make the fish reach 'specimen' weights and draw in more greedy...
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    Is it all about the numbers???

    I'm one of those for whom the act of standing in the middle of a river and casting a line is as pleasurable as the actual catching of fish. I don't care if I blank - the fish have every right to ignore my advances. The only places I've encountered anyone talking numbers or weights, or how far...
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    Are Rio having a laugh?

    That's too much information... we now have to guess in what way it didn't do it's job, or should that be jobby?
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    Are Rio having a laugh?

    But it's cheaper than Andrex.
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    Are Rio having a laugh?

    I like and trust Rio lines. Gold and Technical Trout, or whatever it's now called. Having tried SA, Wulff and a load of other makes, I can no longer be bothered buying anything else. If you shop around you can get them for around £60.00. A dry fly line lasts me for 3-4 years, so even £100.00...
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    Bridge v mirrorless

    People are still looking at it, which is why there are several posts (before mine) from 2021. Sadly, after nine years, you're still making comments like the one below, that mirrorless is 'trendy'. Now, let me think... :unsure: The thread might have moved on, but that comment betrays the fact...
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    Bridge v mirrorless

    I would encourage anyone who hasn't actually shot mirrorless to try one, rather than just dismiss them, or take the word of people who haven't tried them. For most of my career I was shooting semi-professionally (ie. not full-time, maybe two days a month) for print and latterly digital media...
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    Loop Cross SW or others for a similar price.

    But I have psychological problems with spending as little as possible... it reminds me of when I was a kid and had nothing, because we were poor.
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    America’s Cup - NZ

    I hear the Luna Rossa team saying that the semi's against the Americans have given them an edge - that they've gone up a gear. But the Americans didn't offer any competition, so I think the only people they are trying to kid are themselves. Sir Ben won't get involved in any of this 'sparring'.
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    America’s Cup - NZ

    It'll be interesting to see how the Italian team copes with the pressure of the Prada Cup final after being whitewashed by the Brits. Spithill may be the youngest ever AC winning skipper, but I can't help thinking at the back of his mind he knows who really won it for him, and that guy is...
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    America’s Cup - NZ

    Happy to stand corrected. ;)
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