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    Spring flower identification?

    Clumps of these in a small woodland beside the river Tweed. I'm sure it must be a simple common flower, but I can't find it in either Collins or Blacks book. Long slender leaves. Douglas
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    trout and salmon crossword

    This months T&S 23 Down - 7 letters Clue - Modern Salmon Fly Pattern -N-E-D- I'm sure it must be obvious to a salmon angler, but I only fish for the humble trout. Thanks Douglas
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    Wychwood 11' 3# nymph rod

    Retail price of these rods vary around £139 Uttings have these rods on sale at the moment @ £65.00 Now I have always fancied an 11' rod for grayling fishing. Apparently only 3.5 oz! I don't want to pay £699 or thereabouts. At £65 these rods seem to represent incredible value. Perhaps too...
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    March T & S Xword

    25 Down - Clue - Strongly Urges - 7 letters I've asked a friend and used 50/50 - Can I now ask the audience? Douglas
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    ''Wild Trout & Grayling Fishing 2020''

    Hope this thread simplifies things for 2020 by cutting down on various titles and is intended as a replacement for thread ''Fishing for Grayling & Trout 2019/2020. My first post is a bit of a non fishing one, as I intended to fish today, but was thwarted by the weather and the height of the...
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    Cheap airflo fly lines

    There was a thread on the forum a few weeks ago (which I can't find). Anyway, I bought three cheap 5# fly lines (apparently Airflo) When they arrived, they looked really quite thin for a 5#. I tried one out today on my local pond and imo were more like a 3#. Perhaps it just was my inability...
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    Trout changing colour !

    I have just been reading a book which has a couple of pages on this subject. It is a book by the late G.P.R Balfour - Kinnear, who by all accounts seems to be very knowledgeable in most aspects of Game Fishing. He suggests that trout change their colour (fairly quickly) depending on its...
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    Trout changing colour !

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    Tweed - Raging down.

    Looking at the Tweed this afternoon, I think that we will all have to be building arks if it doesn't stop raining soon I have never fished for grayling in a flood - Can it be done? There is plenty slow pools at the side, which I reckon that grayling will be taking refuge. Would they see the...
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    Heated Gloves

    Has anyone tried Waterproof Electrically Heated Gloves. I suspect that they may be a bit bulky, but if I am grayling fishing in the bitter cold, then I am not stripping line, just a repetitive flick, lobbing of the bugs. My fingers suffer badly from the cold. I have tried just about every...
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    Rod Cover

    I see that Glasgow Angling Centre are now selling Rod covers/Socks - I think that there are three sizes. I will order a couple for my 10' 4 piece nymphing rods, which annoyingly came with integrated sections in the tube - as much use as ti#s to a bull, if you want to leave your rod tube in the...
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    Poching on your rivers

    Poaching on your rivers. This can mean - Fishing illegally without a permit - fishing with lures, bait, spinners etc that are not allowed - Taking fish on a catch and release river etc. In a way, I really wouldn't mind so much if I thought that fish were being released - but the very mind set...
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    Trout and how to catch them - Pat Castle

    I have just read the above (second hand) book which I ordered for a couple of quid on e.bay. This is, off course, an old book - first edition 1920. The book is littered with talk about 'killing' large basket, especially on the upper tweed. I am certainly not criticising this aspect as the...
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    Upper tweed today

    I drove from Peebles to Melrose hospital today, and witnessed some 10anglers or so on the Tweed. The river level seemed high enough to bring fish through. I'm not a salmon angler, but I do hope they enjoyed a good day. Douglas
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    Alien invasion

    First time I've seen this in the Yarrow Valley. Wild T----- I'm sure you all know this one. It's strange because it describes it in my wee book as common, but this is the first time I've seen this in my region. [url=https:// Six foot tall!!
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    Hardy Marksman flyline

    I bought one of the above lines about 18 months ago. It was a floating 5#. It was in a sale. The rrp was £59.99 - The sale price £23.99. I've been using this line for my river fishing since April. I ditched it today. The running line developed a bad dose of the curly wurlies, and began...
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    Shield bug ?

    A few of these were being blown onto the water today. Trout didn't seem too interested although, I'm sure that they would have made a meaty mouthful. Some type of Shield bug? I really don't know. Any ideas? Douglas
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    Photobucket - Account Limited?

    Received this today. In simplified terms, what does this mean. I've never used Photobucket for at least a year now and now use postimage. Douglas
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    Carbon, Graphite, Graphene!

    Snowbee when advertising their new 'Prestige' range of rods claim the following - ''The sensational Prestige G-XS fly rods, all constructed using the new insanely strong and ultra lightweight Graphene material'' Their marketing blurb strongly implies that this is a 'new' vastly improved...
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    Salmon numbers at crisis point

    I am a trout fisher, but when I read headlines such as these below, I feel your pain. How has it been allowed to get to this stage? ''SALMON NUMBERS AT CRISIS POINT IN TWEED'' - Front page in my local rag the Peeblesshire. Some extracts ''A report this week by the Scottish government...