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    David Norwich 5wt 9' 6" EV5

    Designed and hand built by David Norwich in the UK and rarely seen on the used market, this particular rod has seen little use (which is why it is for sale as I seldom use 5 weight rods). The rod has a full wells handle (Type 111), 1.5" fighting butt and A1 action (middle to tip). The stiffer...
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    G. Loomis NRX 9' #5 - 4 pc

    G. Loomis NRX 9' #5 - 4 pc in overall excellent condition. The rod has had very little use as I rarely fish 5 weight. The cork handle is a little darker from occasional use and the tube has a couple of very minor marks from travelling but otherwise the rod blank, reel fitting, and eyes are all...
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    Hardy Zenith 7 wt

    Hardy Zenith 7 wt - Still Looking! Hi all, I'm looking for a Hardy Zenith 9' or 9'6" 7 wt 4 piece complete with all the bits (I'm too anal for banged up gear, so only excellent all round condition considered - thanks) Cash or preferably swap for one of the following; all 4 piece in nearly...
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    Sage XP 790-4 9' 7Wt

    Another beautiful rod looking for a new home, this time a Sage XP classic in 7wt 4 piece. When you try this rod you'll understand why its still so sought after, years after production ceased. The combination of power and finesse is rarely found in any fly rod. It translates into an ability to...
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    Sage XP590-4 9' 5Wt

    I'm downsizing my rod collection and selling some absolute beauties. This Sage XP 9' 5 Wt for example The rod is immaculate, reel seat has no marks or scratches, whippings and guides are all 100%. If you examine the blank closely you'll detect 1 or 2 very minor scratches but you have to look...
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    Rugby World Cup

    2 Australian friends and I and our partners decided we'd like to get together next year and go watch some international Rugby. So we took part in the Worldcup Rugby lottery, where between us we applied for a total of 30 tickets. Nothing extravagant like England matches, opening matches...
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    Fishing the Zonker

    Had a really interesting day yesterday at a local Stillwater that comprises 2 small lakes that were being absolutely thrashed by 25 late summer anglers 07.15am and the fish were feeding freely but by 09.00am the number of takes on my regular flies had slowed to a trickle, so I decided to try...
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    There's something that should concern us all

    and that's fish handling. I spend a lot of time standing around still waters and therefore see a lot of fish being caught, handled and released. And overwhelmingly their seems to be a serious lack of skill in this area of trout fishing. I see fish being kept out of the water far too long...
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    Hardy Zenith 9'6" 7wt.

    Selling my used Hardy Zenith 9'6" 7wt. This rod is about light and effortless casting....with tons of power to pick a line off the water and reposition it perfectly. The rod is a joy to use on windy days, when some power is called for to punch out a line. The rod has a couple of minor cosmetic...
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    The Usain Bolt of Trout

    Thanks to the stocking policies of some local North East Fisheries I've managed to catch quite a few large fish during my first year. 14lbs from Jubilee Lakes, 11lbs from Sharpley Springs...several 6-8 lbs from other fisheries. My experience with the 2 large fish was that they made 1 good run...
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    An interesting day's fishing

    Sunday I fished a local, well stocked small still water from dawn to dusk. The trout were rising like a spring mayfly hatch. I knew a dry fly could work but it wasn't light enough so I started with a weighted fly just under a yellow fluorescent indicator. I was fishing on a platform which is...
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    Fastnet Landing Net

    Fastnet Superior Telescopic Folding 19" Trout Net with lanyard, upgraded net bag and non-slip cork handle. Virtually new, the net has only been in the water once and still has the protective film on cork grip and handle. Strong and light, the net is designed for one handed unfold and handle...
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    New Fly line

    Just ordered and received 2 Airflo Forty Plus Slow and Fast sinking Intermediate lines. Annoyingly I can't use them as they are not actually finished. To complete their manufacturing process and make the lines useable I'll need to order then fit braided loops at each end, plus a tube of...
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    Prescription Polaroids

    I've tried clip-ons but was underwhelmed. I wear glasses full time and can't see very well to do anything without. My normal glasses have graduated lenses (from long distance to close-up top to bottom). I would like to get some graduated prescription polaroids made up but not sure how best to...
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    Fly Selection

    I'd be interested to know how you guys select flies when you arrive at a venue. Personally, I understood that season, feeding habits and local entomology were key in selecting the right flies, but my recent experiences are proving me wrong. It was windy with a good ripple on the water, so I...
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    Attention Sage Connoisseurs

    Hi there, I'm still figuring out what rods I really like, but Sage is a bit of an enigma. I find the Sage One too stiff and hard work and the Sage XP a bit too slow and slightly sloppy :eek:...Is there anything in the Sage line up that's faster than an XP and a little more forgiving than the One?
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    LIne for Sage XP....sinking vs sink tip

    I need to buy a floating and intermediate line for use with a 10' 5wt Sage XP (Medium mid/tip action). Any recommendations for good/easy casting lines? Also, could someone explain the pros and cons of a sinking tip vs. a sinking line. I'm not sure why you would chose one vs. the other. I...
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    Generosity saves the day

    Saturday I got up early for the 1.5 hour drive to Kilnsey Park trout lakes. Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the hatchery/fishery is situated in some of Yorkshire's most beautiful countryside......accessed by a narrow Dales B road with dry stone walls on either side, I always feel...
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    Clothes for wet and cold

    Well it looks like Summer's over and the rainy season has started here in N. Yorkshire I would like to fish year round, so I'm interested in getting some functional clothing to keep me warm and dry in the wetter, colder months of the year. Having come back into motorcycling recently, the...
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    A day's coaching in the Yorkshire Dales

    Having started fly fishing in May, I've probably fished the warmest summer in living memory, judging by my sun tan, the water temperature, and the number of blank days I've had:omg: So many blank days in fact that I reached the conclusion that despite my careful reading of this forum and Trout...
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