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  1. jerryrum

    Project Gutenberg - free ebooks

    If you are looking for older titles, and can live without the smell and feel of old paper, there are a lot of ebooks available via the Project Gutenberg website. Gutenberg These are books for which copyright has expired, so they are free to be shared. There is a bit of a bias toward American...
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    Tenkara (sort of) for coarse

    I had my first attempt at Tenkara today. Not wanting to commit to buying the gear without trying it first I improvised a bit. I tied a tenkara style line of my own devising. I started with a short loop of elastic, tied that to 2' of #1 fly line, then 5' of 25lb mono, ending in 3' of 2lb...
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    Streams and rivers - 2019

    Although the season has been open for a week now (Anglia), I only got an opportunity to fish for the first time today. Even then it was unexpected, so I had to rummage through my boot and throw some kit together. So off I set with a 4# 7' rod, 7# line (sink tip) and 6lb leader with a #16...
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    Winter Grayling, Romsey Avon Memorial park

    Afternoon All Can anyone in the Romsey area tell me if there is Grayling fishing available on the Test in the Memorial park during the winter? I have seen on the council website that you can get a day ticket for trout in the summer, but no mention of Grayling. I have tried ringing the council...
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    Pollution in the Gt Ouse nr Milton Keynes

    There was a pollution incident on the Great Ouse earlier this week. It was centered in the town of Brackley, between Bedford and MK, but will inevitably affect waters down stream. The BBC give the best report: Foam pollution causes River Great Ouse 'bubble bath' - BBC News But no details...
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    Teifi levels and general health

    I'm heading up to Mydroilyn (nr Cardigan Bay) on Thursday, for three days, and was hoping to get catch some wild brownies while I'm there. I'm between the Aeron and the Teifi, but I'm worried the rain will make them too high to fish. It's due to pi55 it down between now and then, but should...
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    still water fishing for smaller species 2018

    With the rivers now closed this afternoons pleasant weather saw me abandon work earlier and set out for the canal. Most of the canals near by are fairly featureless and don't fish well until the weather warms. There is, however, one set of locks that tends to yield either Perch or Roach...
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    Tying meet ups in/near Bedfordshire?

    Hi All I hope this is the correct place to ask about this. I am looking for fly tying meet ups in or around Bedfordshire. I have just started tying myself, and although I have got the hang of the basic's I am struggling to become consistent even with 'easy' patterns. I takes me about 10...
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    First ever tying attempt - found materials

    I was a bit disappointed with what Santa brought me, so I sorted a present for myself. My first ever fly tying kit. It's a basic set, as I wanted to be sure I enjoyed it before spending to much, but it seems to do the job. I bought some beads (completely the wrong size) and some olive dubbing...
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    Silver fish identification?

    Can anybody tell me what these fish are? For comparison, on the same stretch of river (Great Ouse) I've had Roach; Dace; And Chub; The fish caught today seemed reluctant to rise to a dry (although I caught one that way) and I could see them bottom feeding. The rest were taken on a...
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    Switch to dries

    So, I realise I am a bit slow catching up with everyone else, but today I switched from wet to dry flies for the first time this season. I guess it was just force of habit, I've been fishing nymphs (mainly bead heads) since the winter, I was catching fish so I just carried on. The daft thing I...
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    First few fish from rivers or streams 2017 season

    Right then, who's already been out there catching in these first few days? Anyone got any stories or pictures? I'm just back from the coast and I had no success with my fly gear there, so today was my first chance on running water. I don't want to set the bar to high, but I had a great...
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    Coarse Fish on Still Waters - Not Pike or Carp

    I'm looking to start fly fishing on still waters. I'm after silver fish. (not that I've got anything against Pike or Carp, its just that there is a lot of information about them on here already) I've had a look through old posts (inc Punt12's current one), but they don't cover the type of...
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    F&C canal, or other clear canal advice needed

    I'm looking for tips on fishing clean, still canals? At the moment I am travelling to Glasgow regularly. I have been grabbing a few hours here and there on a branch of the F&C canal, that comes right down in to the city. [/URL][/IMG] The canal here is little used by boats (if at all) and is...
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    Surprising catches on my lunch break

    I am lucky that I work close enough to a number of rivers, streams and lakes that I can nip out on my lunch break and grab an hours fishing here and there. My usual set up is a 7ft 3 weight that fits in the car fully made up. This means I can jump out of the car, grab the rod and landing net...
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    casting a dumbell fly

    Hi Due to a change of location, I've just switched from trout (dry) to coarse fly fishing. I've had successes with dry fly (some small Dace), and have had a few small Perch on wet nymphs. I was hoping for some larger Perch, so I bought some size 4 Perch jigs with dumbell eyes. (see pic) I...
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