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    Loch Leven for first time

    Len1, welcome to the club! That’s a fairly typical day on the Loch unless you really put in the time but worth it when you get your first fish. I guess you found it a wee bit different to Stenhouse/Raith etc.?
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    Loch Leven for first time

    Floater or midge tip should be enough if the anchor holds.
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    Loch Leven for first time

    Hopefully they’ll do the business, here are the buzzers that have worked for me in the past. Going by the forecast with a warm sunny day I guess the fish will be lying pretty deep. Mind and ask for an anchor And good luck with your day.
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    Loch Leven for first time

    First time ever? If so enjoy, you’ll need some Factor 50 on Sunday. Ask when you get the boat for locations of fish, I’d head for the north buoy and fish buzzers from anchor, then dot from there along a line from the north buoy to just south of the green isle. I’d fish stripped quill buzzers...
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    Reminder to Minn Kota owners...

    Timely Col. Out on Glencorse a week and a half back and I wrapped my leader round the prop, when I tilted the engine a bit of bolt hit the boat. At the end of the day I found it was the bolt through the orange tilting handle. The tilt handle is still tight but the bolt appears sheared on each...
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    First couple of tries..

    Hate to say it Gary but they’re better than yours😜
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    Help Wanted re Loomis GLX Distance rod

    Thanks all, I knew I could rely on you guys for positive help👍👍
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    First couple of tries..

    Mine are fine as they are, years of practice, but I wouldn’t put anyone off whip finishing as it does give a neat head.
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    First couple of tries..

    I’ve been tying for about 35 years and have never done a whipped finish! 3 half hitches and the job’s done, varnish holds everything together. However I do wish I’d persevered with whip finishing in the early days........too late now.
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    First couple of tries..

    Veniard 8.0 would do Gary.
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    Help Wanted re Loomis GLX Distance rod

    Yes I saw that on his website re sea fishing rods, there is a photo of a fly rod though! what are the wonders of Lanarkshire, don’t see it on the top 10 staycation spots😉.
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    First couple of tries..

    The middle one is the only one with a buzzer profile Gary. I’d try a slightly smaller head but more importantly try a thinner thread and try and do touching turns as that way you’ll end up with a neater fly and when you varnish it you’ll notice the difference. Much better than your first photo...
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    Help Wanted re Loomis GLX Distance rod

    Cheers Clunk, that sounds promising, I’ll maybe get in touch with him👍
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    Help Wanted re Loomis GLX Distance rod

    Thanks Lewis Chessman, I’ve PM’d you, appreciate your help. Rhithrogena, I’ll replace the bottom section if someone has one, can’t replace the rod as they don’t make them any more and I’m not sending it to the knackers yard before I go there myself😀.
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