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    will my #7 weight be ok for targeting carp

    I use an 8wt with a 10lb leader and still last week couldn't keep a couple of wild carp away from the lilies
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    Yorkshire Dales in about a month

    Hi Steve The tackle shop at Hawes was doing day tickets last year; also the post office in Grassington for the Wharfe nearby Kilnsey Cafe/lake has stillwater fishing; the Kilnsey Club has fishing on the Wharfe and Skirfare and was operating from the cafe but it's phone bookings only at the...
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    Sage Graphite 111 590 RPL, 2 piece, 2 7/8oz, £225 posted

    A lightly used rod bought by me new when in Boston in 1997 via an 'etailer' on the cusp of the internet. My sister-in-law posted a US cheque and I got this when she came over as the rod hadn't arrived by the time I left. Unmarked with original bag and tube I use my Grey's Streamflex all the...
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    Are strike indicators taboo on chalkstreams?

    On some waters if they are not specifically disallowed you can use them. I regard it as float fishing but many people 'fish to the rules'. I did ask the bailiff on the Avon once, about another angler using a big piece of foam above a nymph and he just said 'it's not disallowed' I watch the...
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    A river in flood.

    Cast into the slack water behind a rock or stump or on the inside of a bend maybe
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    Barbed or not.

    I'm all for barbless Oddly in the carp world (I've been fly fishing for them) there are some fisheries that insist on barbed! I though it was a mistake on their website, but no; apparently there's an argument that barbless hooks move about in the mouth and do more damage
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    Rawson Glass Rod

    It sounds like the same rod, the action doesn't suit my casting style for some reason as with other rods I've had
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    If Carlsberg Made a Centre Pin Reel

    He makes some very nice reels of his own that are sought after
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    If Carlsberg Made a Centre Pin Reel

    My dad and uncle took me to a retired miner's home in South Derbyshire, aged 12. He had an Aerial and a Mitchell Otomatic for sale, both were bought to my delight, I have them still aged 64 and caught a barbel trotting on the Ivel a few years ago with the Aerial. They are wonderful reels
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    New 3/4 wt Custom Reel

    Gordon Ottershaw is a character form Ripping Yarns I'm also wondering how to sneak in a reel past my wife and like the look of Graeme's reels
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    Rawson Glass Rod

    Thanks a lot Onnlylad, yes it is 8' 5wt
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    Rawson Glass Rod

    Bought on a whim off eBay - I'd tried a friend's Hardy Test and liked it, but wanted something a bit dfferent Rawson rather than Rawson & Perrin, the word Rawson on the butt is hand scribbled rather than the usual logo block, I don't know why (early Rawson rod?) I'm not sure if it's S glass or E...
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    Four piece rods

    3 and 4 piece fit in my boot, 2 piece only if 7' 6" or under, I don't like leaving a visible tube, though I could leave that at home
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    Split-Cane rods;

    Yes, 206 and no flat spots with the 4 piece
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    Split-Cane rods;

    Freed up some phone space and managed to get a photo off the memory
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