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    Yorkshure burns

    Thank you.
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    RIP Hamish.

    A sad loss but a glorious life.
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    Yorkshure burns

    I should like to visit Yorkshire for some burn fishing connected to an inn. Any suggestions - addresses?
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    Washing Goretex Jacket

    I believe Tech Wash is the cleaner (put it in the washer) and TX Direct is the DWR (durable water proofing) that you put in the washer after the G-Tex is washed.
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    Washing Goretex Jacket

    UK made Nikwax is beat in my opitnion. After that put it in the washer with nikwax DWR renewal whose name eludes me on the rinse cycle. After both put them in the dryer or iron them on the lowest temperature. This is an expensive process, but so is Gore-Tex. - - - Updated - - - As always...
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    2019 wish list.

    The Brits always called it the 'point'.
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    2019 wish list.

    I as well.
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    Quality or reliability?

    I retired my Marquis when I retired my cane (Hardy and Orvis) because it was to heavy for my new carbon rod. I bought the Islander IR3, a conservative/classic Canadian-made reel that is beautiful to look at and to use. In over forty years with the Marquis I have not a complaint (cane was good...
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    Quality or reliability?

    Orvis offer the CFO, now made by Abel in California and lighter for the new carbon rods.
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    Optimum water temperature

    I read that 5C to 20C are optimum, but goes when one can.
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    More beavers released

    Gentlemen, you will rue the re-introduction of beaver. Take it from a Canadian - and they're on our nationl arms.
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    What’s your fave fly rod you have ever used/owned?

    My 8'6" Hardy Palakona (cane) with DT6F. I have an 8' Orvis Battenkill which, in theory is/was my dry fly rod, but you can play all the tunes on the Hardy. I have developped tremours and balance issues and retired them in favour of an 8'6" St Croix (sic) for fear of falling and breaking the...
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    Help wanted fishing shirts

    Try Their shirts will be less than 30lb delivered to UK.