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    Flash flooding

    Flash floods must have a big impact on fish stocks I fish a small spate river We had a warm dry summer The river was very low and the shallow water in the margins was teeming with trout fry - basking in the sunshine and the warm shallow water . A sudden flash flood occurred And presumably the...
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    For Luck's Sake!!

    There are punters and there are professional gamblers The punter is hoping to get a win often against the odds. The professional gambler assesses the odds and the value in the risk and wins more often than not. Shows a profit over a lengthy period of time - small gains but consistent doesn’t...
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    For Luck's Sake!!

    An amateur practices until they can get it right once A professional practices until they can’t get it wrong Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A hover of trout

    As in Fast Action Response Team Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A hover of trout

    Who decides on these collective nouns There seems to be one for every animal Flock of sheep Herd of cows Gaggle of geese Shoal / school of fish That’s all that you need apart from “ loadsa” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    He's Fallen in the Water,( High pitched Squeaky voice)

    With regard to being stranded in a remote location and you want to summon help. You might already be aware of this app , if so I apologise . When off the beaten track and you need to let someone else know your precise location , it could be to let a...
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    Taking pictures and then returning fish

    Just as well that fish can’t squeal ? Imagine the reaction of all those people who don’t eat meat but do eat fish if a large trawl net full of fish started squealing when landed. Would we be happy if we could hear the fish expressing the pain it was feeling by squealing when out of the water ...
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    peripheral neuropathy

    Hi Bob, you might already have seen this magnetic threader This is an example , not saying it’s the best as there’s a variety available...
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    Just compare it to the cost of fly fishing equipment and clothing. Just browsing this site you will come across £800 Simms Waders £50 for a thingy to snip line Flies at £2 a pop Wading Jackets £400 and upwards Rods at £150 and up to goodness knows where So someone could arrive at a fishery...
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    Best place to buy flys online

    +1 for Barbless Flies . Great enthusiastic service. Advice freely given - recommended. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Thank you

    Well today I can travel into Wales and go fishing for the first time this year. I have had a productive time in lockdown in many ways but have missed the fishing - a lot. I am a self taught , minimalist angler . My first post on here to that effect attracted some ire from posters who I have...
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    Using boats to fly fish.

    Now we are just starting to show off! I think using more than one fly at a time is a bit common and just a step short of cheating Mackerel bashing comes to mind Why not just attach the end of a very long fluorocarbon leader with droppers every six inches to a buoy and row away from it Long...
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    Using boats to fly fish.

    Now that’s enough to put me off boat fishing Sticking to dry land Fishing in waterproof sandals shorts and a tee shirt ! Yes I have got “ waterproof “ sandals it’s stamped on the leather - how daft is that Merrill s I think Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Using boats to fly fish.

    The pursuit of pleasure. We all have something we enjoy doing Golf, walking, climbing, gardening , hunting, shooting and fishing. The pursuit of pleasure is a very strong motivator. One that once we have decided on how we will derive our particular pleasure nothing can stand in the way...
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    Using boats to fly fish.

    If that’s the case you could say the same about wading Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    how much is yours worth

    So if you had a collection of fine wines and expensive malts stolen you would be able to claim for the empty bottles and not the wine or whisky as they are “ disposable”. Insurance companies? Don’t you just love em Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Difference between a fisherman and a good fisherman

    Positive thinking is essential - But on its own doesn’t achieve much unless it’s backed up by positive action. Change tactics, change flies etc but also be open to change and new ideas and advice from others Never stop learning A lot of small increments can add up to a bigger chance of...
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    Difference between a fisherman and a good fisherman

    Not thinking about what you are doing. The best days are when you are “ not trying” to catch a fish Your casting is going well as you are doing it naturally It’s as if you are putting the fly where it should be instinctively. The worst days are when you overthink it Try too hard on your...
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    Keeping it simple - your advice and experience please

    As above except spare spool Something to drink And bog roll The river is 20 metres from my door Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    sinking the tippet with pva?

    Me too , I can’t believe it’s not butter Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk