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    Airflo 40+ Floaters - Supply Issue

    That’s quite a jump!
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    Matchcatch

    Still waiting for their cassette reel, ordered 23rd May. Tracker not moved in two months, usual gibberish from them on mail. I’m beginning to think they let you order out of stock products, pending manufacturing runs. My previous 2 orders took about 6 weeks.
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    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    I often do similar, swapping between nymphs and streamers. last night the river was well up but running clear, I thought streamer was the way to go whilst waiting for the evening rise. Not a breath of wind so used a 2 weight. Fished through two pools and surprisingly nothing. Stuck the nymphs...
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    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    × × × Douglas my man, without sounding like Frank Doberman, I do appreciate your wonderful fishing updates, I am calvanistic at heart and believe hard work yields rewards, I admire your prowess with the wild trout, I even appreciate your one handed photo taking, BUT NO, EDDLESTON123, streamers...
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    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    I use them for wild browns in small limestone rivers when the water is up and dirty, and the trout love them, and they definitely take the bigger fish. Size 8 jig hooks, tungsten beads anywhere from 3mm to 5mm depending on the depth of water and a total length of day 3”. Matts minnow, mini...
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    Airflo 40+ Floaters - Supply Issue

    × Thanks, hopefully I won’t have to wait too long before I can get a new one
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    Airflo 40+ Floaters - Supply Issue

    Unsure if it's related, but since the Airflo takeover, it looks like the lines (floaters in particular) are difficult to source, and others are being sold off? Does anyone know if this is a short term supply issue, or are they being discontinued? I've been looking for a WF8F for a switch rod -...
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    Easky Gold Shrimp - Dubbed body

    Tying some shrimps up for peaty water and thought I’d try some with a dubbed body after seeing some Wilkinson’s shrimps with a dubbed silver body. Dubbed using fibre lite in golden olive, it dubs a bit like Veniards glister, perhaps less tight. It’s got a real glow to it, exactly what I was...
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    Biggest ever wild Brownie in UK waters.

    × it’s states a catch of a lifetime, I think that same fellow may have had bigger!
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    BG hairs for Pike flies

    I bought a few new materials from Bogdan Gawlik and have tried a few basic Medium sized pike patterns to compare them. Photos and weights taken before eyes and resin added to give more accurate comparisons. All approx 6.5” and on 5/0s, I know weights are likely to be variable based on my tying...
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    Fulling mill flouo v2

    I did once get a dud spool of 6lb FM flouro soon after it was launched but it’s been fine since. I did use it a lot, but I don’t find it a stellar flouro, but good VFM. Recently I’ve started to use Berkley big game flouro for pike and bass leaders, and it’s excellent (stiff, abrasion resistant...
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    A question for Rod Builders

    That’s a fair enough reason. I do like the convenience of 4 piece rods, until I’m chest deep and feel a loose joint. I can see rod makers, in a how to market even more rods to blokes that don’t need an excuse to buy more rods, going back to a 2 piece option, “for greater xyz” and we will all buy...
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    A question for Rod Builders

    If you’re going to glue them, why bother with whipping them also? I’m sure the fight glue will be fine on it’s own. They won’t need the whipping for strength, the joints are obviously strong enough as they are when a four piece. So unless you’re Filling in gaps in the spigot (assuming it’s not...
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    Matchcatch

    Very Koma like, especially the wide spool.
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    a small cast from mullingar

    Probably the authors favoured flies on Ennell and Owel, hence the reference.
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