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  1. richardw

    Bakewell Show 1st, 2nd and 3rd August

    Bakewell Show 2nd and 3rd August Call in. There will be casting lessons and competitions, a Grayling Society presence, folk tying flies, folk looking at stuff... I'll be there tying up some dry flies and doing my best to answer questions about the local rivers... ;) richard
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    Is this your reel?

    Dry Fly 'Expert': The Flood Giveth And the Flood Taketh Away richard
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    Fresh Grannom

    This might save your day over the next two or three weeks: Dry Fly 'Expert': Learning About the Grannom Easy to tie and very effective DURING a hatch of Grannom (hence "Fresh"). :thumbs: richard
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    2015 "EXPERT" Dry Fly Line

    Line weight of your choice from WF3F, WF4F, WF5F, WF6F and WF7F. All bids to be in by midnight of Sunday 1st March 2015. For the lucky winner if the final bid is over £100 you can choose to come to Derbyshire, one morning during the trout season, where I will put the line on your reel, needle...
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    "EXPERT"? Dry Fly Line (plus extras)

    Line weight of your choice from WF3F, WF4F, WF5F, WF6F and WF7F. All bids to be in by midnight of Sunday 5th October 2014. For the lucky winner if the final bid is over £100 you can choose to come to Derbyshire, one morning during the trout season, where I will put the line on your reel...
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    Premium Qualty Fly Line - What would you consider acceptable packaging?

    The Royal Mail has reversed roles and is taking up the career of Dick Turpin. In other words the Mail is now the robber. It was straightforward when weight was the deciding factor. Now the gauge determines whether your envelope is a letter or a parcel! So simply having a fly line in its...
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    Prototypes Clearance on eBay

    Very serviceable, supple yet hard wearing. Experimental colour (terracotta). eBay item number: 231160387489 richard
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    The Rowsley Fly Fishing Club

    The Peacock Fly Fishing Club's New Section Some of you are already aware of the wonderful news that the Haddon Estate's length of the Derbyshire Derwent below Rowsley has been brought back in-hand and that it is now possible to join the club and add these four miles or so of brilliant fishing...
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    The Rowsley Fly Fishing Club

    The Peacock Fly Fishing Club's new section Some of you are already aware of the wonderful news that the Haddon Estate's length of the Derbyshire Derwent below Rowsley has been brought back in-hand and that it is now possible to join the club and add these four miles or so of brilliant fishing...
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    The Best Badger Capes I've Seen for over 20 years!

    Went the Fly Fair today. I had a forlorn hope that I might find something that could pass for a decent quality Badger Cape. I tried everyone that had capes for sale and was getting into my usual downcast pessimistic mood when hackle hunting as I looked at capes that were nothing like good...
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    Project

    Paul put up a thread on the Trout and Grayling forum about this very worthwhile project. It isn't getting much attention, so here is a link to the project on the General forum in the hope that a few more may see it. Jack Perks needs £1,600 to make the project happen. Are there not 16 more...
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    Finger Painting!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEdRLlqdgA4#t=13 richard
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    Attempt at Whip Finish Video

    This is an attempt to show how to tie a whip finish using your fingers. It is so easy to do but I have to admit I've found it difficult to show. Feedback welcome (even if negative)... Ta. Dry Fly 'Expert': How to Whip Finish Your Flies richard
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    Hydro: Have you asked your MP to get grants of taxpayers money for Hydro stopped immediately?

    My MP tells me he is for it... Guess I'll be voting for someone else next time round. richard
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    Do tie your own flies?

    Do you tie your own flies? richard
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    How to Tie the Fly On...

    Another how to for the Grinner Knot. This one is rapid and free of all talk that only wastes your time. It is videoed from your (the tier's) eye view and is best viewed in Youtube's large player or full screen. Dry Fly 'Expert': How To Tie The Fly On richard
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    Blather Free How To for the Figure-of-Eight Knot

    Would you rather have a "professor" or an 'Expert'? Tee hee... :D http://www.flyforums.co.uk/general-fly-fishing-discussion/301749-blather-free-how-tie-figure-eight-knot.html :thumbs: richard
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    Blather Free How-to-Tie the Figure-of-Eight knot

    Dry Fly 'Expert': The STRONGEST KNOT... http://youtu.be/_XP3CJJLPT8 This is how to tie what is a simple knot that happens to be the strongest knot for joining two pieces of monofilament when building a leader. It wins any tug o' war with any other knot every time! richard
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    2014 f1?

    2014: A lap with the new Mercedes-Benz V6! - YouTube Sounds broken already to me... richard
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    Cheap and Cheerful Yarn Dispenser

    Dry Fly 'Expert': The Definition of a Yorkshireman... If you know anyone who uses 35mm film then you can cut down on wasting expensive yarns like Tiemco Aero Dry Wing etc. richard
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