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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Cove’s pheasant tail.
    If you've tied the original pattern correctly, I'm not surprised. It was on a large, long shank hook for large still waters, drifted...
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    I have only fished the Itchen a few times. The rules where I fish are upstream dry fly, upstream nymph only with the Keeper's prior...
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    Loops are the devil's work as you have sadly discovered. Don't wait until another loop let's you down before abandoning them.
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    I only ever fish with one rod and one reel. I have about 10 rods to choose from but only take one to the river. I put stuff in my...
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Furled leaders.
    It’s one knot with a furlie as well, end of furlie to fly, no difference.You need to think of them as a line exttension rather than a...
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Furled leaders.
    No I have not tried one. I fish a lowland river, lakes, the Itchen and moorland streams/rivers. Quite a variety of waters. I use a 9'...
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Furled leaders.
    The front end of a fly line is tapered. I can't see the point of attaching anything to the fly line except a mono leader. Particularly...
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    Yes, as a result I am more observant. I appreciate the countryside, birds and animals more. https://sussex-trout-fishing.com/ . . . is...
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Silk lines and euro nymphing.
    How complicated! I tie a dry fly or nymph on and catch trout. End.
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    Hardy Marquis or Duchess, all small and light :-)
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Reviving tying wax.
    I bought my one and only lump of wax from Veniards about 45 years ago. It's hard as rock. You don't need to soften it, pulling the silk...
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Split-Cane rods;.
    Errrr..... I can see quite a bad glue line? I'm not sure if that was a reply to my question above. Spread glue, bind the sections to...
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Split-Cane rods;.
    When you hollow a rod how do you prevent the excess glue forming a solid core on the inside, particularly in the tip ?
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Silk lines on fast rods.
    Pati, "You will need quality silk lines as the low end ones don’t like fast rods " Can you explain please ?
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    sofasurfer replied to the thread Flyaking solo?.
    I've watched a few videos about kayaking and fishing. What happens when you fall out? How do you get back onboard and what happens if...
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