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  1. ohanzee

    Richard Ward fly line

    Richard doesn't appear to be on the forum anymore and after a clear out I found a line he sent me, can't sell it because it was given as a gift, so...if anyone wants to try it out, in the spirit of the original, and a nod to Richard I'll cover P+P. BEFORE claiming, consider this is a unique...
  2. ohanzee

    Rio Gold Competition/Tournament fly line. SOLD.

    Line sold. This has been used some but in good nick. £20 posted. Paypal preferred, there was a leader on when I spooled it so I left it on. 140 feet, Conforms to AFTMA and competition specifications, Legal for standard weight forward floating line distance competitions, day glo orange, its...
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    G Loomis Streamdance GLX Max Line Speed 9' 5 weight for sale.

    G. Loomis Streamdance GLX M.L.S. 9 Foot 5 weight. There are very few of these around, they were not sold in the UK, this one was a US import and came out of Loomis when Steve Rajeff was head rod designer, the MLS(Max line speed) is the fastest of the GLX range, with a softer progressive tip...
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    house sparrows

    One of my earliest memories is the sound of house sparrows, they were possibly the most common thing around, millions of them, then at some point, not sure when, they vanished and became a pretty rare sight. Yesterday I woke to the racket of a colony of them that descended on the garden, the...
  5. ohanzee

    Who deserves a spanky new free rod?

    Posted this in general fly fishing because this is where most beginners ask 'what rod' questions. I think there are more deserving than me out there, so most compelling answer gets the prize from the caption competition, which is an account with Allen Angling with cash in to buy, forget how...
  6. ohanzee

    $300 Alllen Angling voucher for LTC

    $300 voucher to spend at Allen fly fishing - https://www.allenflyfishing.com/ for the winning bid, proceeds to Lets Tackle Cancer. And..bidding has begun at £50..Al, Speytime, many thanks for kicking that off.:thumbs:
  7. ohanzee

    Advice on this please

    Due to being incredibly witty I have won the caption contest twice, $150 x 2, so $300 voucher for Allen Angling, LTC is a more worthy cause than me so can someone with a bit more experience of donating things help with this bit? Can I auction on the forum then the buyer donates? hopefully I can...
  8. ohanzee

    Where did the swallows go?

    It seems only weeks ago that the first swallows were arriving, the ones round me still had young making a racket in the nests a week or so ago and there are a lot still flying around, but the nests are now vacated and they are not in the nests at night, where do they go? it seems a bit early to...
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    The dangers of wet rod socks

    Put back in the sock damp then in the tube in the car, pretty uniform scaling, sort of toad effect finish, still works fine so no worries there...
  10. ohanzee

    Leveret

    Take care cutting the grass, I found this guy with eyes just opened...
  11. ohanzee

    Loch Finlas/Galloway forest.

    Anyone fished it? or the surrounds?
  12. ohanzee

    How often do you change leaders?

    Prompted by the discovery in another thread..that I might be alone in steaming kinks out of leaders...I'm just curious, how long a made up or out of the packet leader lasts for others?
  13. ohanzee

    Nuthatch

    No picture, which is only marginally worse than the very bad one it would have been, but in the garden yesterday there was a distinct tapping, pretty loud, when I went to investigate a nuthatch popped out with a massive ball of what looked like some sort of insect nest it had dug out, one lives...
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    The mystery of the dead rabbits

    Found a young dead rabbit today, then 10' on a burrow freshly dug into a truck load of topsoil, in the hole another 2 dead rabbits, I pulled them out for inspection and they look unharmed, the burrow continued further down but they appear to have only made it bout a foot or so down, the other...
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    Sharps Belmont sea troot net

    Had this in storage for years and never seen action, £30 Inc whatever the horrendous postage costs are.
  16. ohanzee

    New Chinese technology in dry fly fishing

    I just ordered 4 of these.... They are mini disposable drones that have a limited life battery inside, just one on switch, no off, the supplier reckons you can superglue them to a hook and cast as normal, when it hits the water the wings buzz rapidly making the fly vibrate in the water...
  17. ohanzee

    How do you know when to part with a rod?

    I am swithering about parting with a G Loomis 9' 5weight stream dance max line speed, its not getting much use and I'm in the market for a 7 weight, the catch is it is a pretty good stick, soft bend/fast recovery, and I'm loath to part with it for the sort of price it would probably fetch, is it...
  18. ohanzee

    The future of the artificial fly...

    Is it time to drop nostalgic notions of the artfully crafted traditional fly, in place of 21st century technology? we have expensive Nano technology at one end and a bunch of vague fluff on the other, surely we are getting it the wrong way round? The fly tying world would catch fire, what you...
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    Has anyone experienced this?

    The other night I was pottering away in an old barn and received a text, while I was replying(silently) something caught my eye, bout 10' away in the yard there was a hare nibbling away at a clump of clover, quite aware of my presence, it was only then that I noticed it had tiny baby hare with...
  20. ohanzee

    If you were to pick a fly to...

    I have a small project to plan involving basic printing from an image, the original image doesn't matter to the process so I thought I'd use the profile of a fly, I will be redrawing the fly emphasising bits then doing a wooden or lino cut of the drawing, then printing in one colour, the final...
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