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    JohnH reacted to PaulD's post in the thread Tippet or mono? with Like Like.
    Basically no. Casting a fly requires 'energy' to be transmitted all the way from the rod, along the line to the fly. There's no...
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    JohnH replied to the thread Lines I have Known.
    Similarly there was a Woolco store in north-west Bournemouth. Very good - records, magazines, fishing kit, clothes were all well worth...
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    JohnH reacted to willie_r's post in the thread Lines I have Known with Like Like.
    Livingston used to have a Woolco store. Woolworths on steroids. It sold just about everything. I bought an Olympus OM10 camera from there.
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    JohnH replied to the thread Tippet or mono?.
    Some people love braided loops, others think they are the invention of the devil. It's unlikely that the trout care that much....
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    JohnH replied to the thread Lines I have Known.
    The old Garcia mushy pea green slow sinker from the '70s was a great line as well. Probably a fast intermediate in 21st century speak...
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    JohnH replied to the thread Stomach Contents.
    I am with you on the cased caddis (upper fly). I'd be more inclined to think the lower one is either a green sedge pupa or a free...
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    JohnH reacted to speytime's post in the thread Cleaning lines with Like Like.
    For a floating line I use baby wipes, pull the line through it 2/3 times then line slick. For sink/intermediate I'd only pull them...
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    JohnH reacted to BrownieBasher's post in the thread The Itchen Carrier at Avington with Like Like.
    I have fished it many many times. It's a very challenging, small, piece of itchen carrier. the fish are primarily wild, but there are...
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    JohnH replied to the thread Do fly lines degrade?.
    I go along with the feedback above that fly lines can potentially have a long useful life. I bought a "home made sink tip shooting...
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    JohnH reacted to 3lbgrayling's post in the thread a few trout from tonight with Like Like.
    another.
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    JohnH reacted to 3lbgrayling's post in the thread Scratched my Itch with Like Like.
    After a scorching day today.(lockdown lifted) I went to the club loch at 7pm. to go out for an hour or 2. managed 3 nice browns,and...
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    JohnH reacted to BobP's post in the thread Upstream nymphing with Like Like.
    Can't help wondering why I catch so many fish using sheep wool indicators. Must be doing something wrong! Also can't help wondering why...
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    JohnH replied to the thread Fly line leader connection.
    If the nail knot works for you, as it has done for many years for me, then carry on using it. At times less is more....
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    Had a trip to Farmoor today with the wife, blowing a gale so we fished the top of the wind for easy casting Started at Carpark 2 and...
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    JohnH replied to the thread Best Amadou patch.
    Apologies for crashing the thread, but every time I see the word "amabou" I can't help thinking about...
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