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    Recipe for the klink in a "klink & dink"?

    As someone on the wrong side of 70, my eyes are not what they used to be and I easily lose sight of my dries and klinks on the water. I now tie my dry and klink posts with strike indicator yarn, which floats all day long and I can see it at 20 yards
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    How many flies(Box) do you carry when you go river fishing ?

    Lovely collection of Trout and Grayling flies and I particularly like your spiders, especially as I don't have any. I recently bought a book on tying North Country Spiders. I will be tying some up soon and they will add to the armoury. It might mean another fly box ?
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    How many flies(Box) do you carry when you go river fishing ?

    I'm afraid I bring half a dozen medium boxes full of flies for rivers. I have a passion for tying flies and experimenting with stuff. I keep promising myself that I will downsize but have not done so yet. Maybe it is because I have not yet tried more than 10% of the flies I carry.
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    north country flies

    Robert Smith's book arrived yesterday and looks like an excellent read
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    Pale Pink Tungsten beads

    Anyone needing pale pink tungsten beads be mindful .... The manufacturer who supplies many of our suppliers with pale pink tungsten beads has changed the spec for these beads. They are now much darker than the original, to an extent that it is a completely different colour ? Attached pic shows...
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    Trotting for grayling with a centre pin

    I catch more fish when I let the hook lead the float down the swim, instead of the hook dragging behind the float along the bottom. I hold back after the initial cast just long enough to let the hook go ahead of the float. That's my tuppence worth anyway
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    Pale Pink Tungsten beads

    Thanks for your reply, Get Slotted only have these in 2.8mm. However, their colour is actually called baby Pink which looks like the same colour. I must remember that when searching again. Jim.
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    Pale Pink Tungsten beads

    Thanks Bob, I looked at Funky and somehow missed the beads I wanted. I looked again and sorted it, lots of pale pink beads there. Stuff ordered and eagerly awaiting delivery so I can start tying the patterns I need for winter Grayling. Cheers, 3Jim.
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    Pale Pink Tungsten beads

    Thanks Pati, I have quantities of various pink shades in slotted and countersunk beads, but I do not have any Pale pink colours. Pale pink is the key colour here as none of the other pinks work for the patterns I need to make. J.
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    Pale Pink Tungsten beads

    Actually Roadrunner ..... If the Salmon colour doesn't work, I will have cocktail sticks at the ready, and will have to dispatch the lady of the house for the nail varnish.
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    Pale Pink Tungsten beads

    Thanks S2W8 That looks pretty close, I will order some. Jim.
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    Pale Pink Tungsten beads

    I am looking for pale pink countersunk tungsten beads, but cannot find any. The only reference I can find to pale pink beads is a jig-off bead on one of the European sites. Can someone please point me in the right direction ? Thanks, Jim.
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    Magnifying glass and light

    YOCTOSUN LED Light Hands Free Headband Illuminated Magnifier Visor -1X to 14X Zoom s Headset Head Mounted Magnifying Glasses with Lights for Reading,Jewelry loupe, Watch Electonic Repair
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    Magnifying glass and light

    Magnifier headlamp arrived this afternoon. It ticks all the boxes in terms of flexibility and magnification. I put a couple of flies in the vise just to get a feel for it, and where my head/eyes need to be in relation the the fly. I have to say, it was really very good. I can now see flies down...
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    Magnifying glass and light

    I tightened the unit with a pliers and it still moves ? Eventually, I used elastic bands around the damper springs and that worked a bit better. I found it hard to set it up so I could use it with any level of comfort. Having tied flies for over fifty years before needing one of these, is was...
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