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  1. yardbent

    Back to fishing in Scotland??

    what is so significant about a Thursday...? did my weekly shop at local CO-OP today - complete with mask and surgical gloves 3 women (!) brushed past me to shop one in pajama bottoms was in front of me at the checkout - getting her bottle of Buckfast... say no more I wont be going out fishing...
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    Life vest

    make sure the model you choose has/can be fitted with a crotch strap
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    Split-Cane rods;

    dont know your budget - but I found this one on eBay for peanuts It's a Howald ''Wonderod'' 1280T glass by USA Shakespeare It is all a bit 'economy' but does the job the ring wraps were actually fine tape then painted - plan is to re-whip with thread the butt cap is sprung loaded (the reel is a...
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    Maxcatch

    £26 and slow delivery from China i guess email me your DIY plans please 'may be' difficult for me to get the raw materials ATM............... 👎
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    Maxcatch

    yes please Matchcatch is £26 and prob a long delivery
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    Maxcatch

    Maxcatch Stainless Steel Adjustable Fly Fishing Line Winder anyone bought/used one..? due to illness i only got on the water once in 2019 and now we're on fishing lock-down so my lines will have been on LA reels for 2 years plan to pass my self-isolation by treating then spooling 15...
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    Gordon Griffiths Thread

    gave all mine away....say no more eh..?
  8. yardbent

    The first fish you ever caught

    ditto (y) Dad made us 2 spinning rods from same, glued on shives and sanded took me to Walthamstow Reservoirs every Saturday - good times then (no ******* igadgets) first was a fine perch on a Devon minnow on East Warwick
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    Cane rod reconditioning

    you need to talk to Splinters my initial thoughts are that sandpaper 'may' round off the edges of the hexagon section whereas a blade will stay flat talk to 'guidesnblanks re threads, and Roddance ONE epoxy pictures of step-by-step would be interesting
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    Please read my Blog / Report

    John...thanks I'll look into all the above maybe later in the summer - depends on UK handling of virus peaking I'm self-isolated at the moment
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    Please read my Blog / Report

    I did send you an email about a summer holiday centered around your fishery asking for B&B recommendations ''the reply was deafening in its absence''
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    Camps Reservoir

    website still shows day ticket prices
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    Camps Reservoir

    please update if/when you know further...thanks... :) me too...I'm self-isolating (79yo) but I do want to break the monotony silver Suzuki Swift EJ58***
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    Camps Reservoir

    watching this.....................
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    Nasty Critters

    you are missing a business opportunity for my birthday, my nephew (in France) sent me a selection of Terrine the Wild Boar with Cranberries was outstanding..!!!
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    Mid Feb Please keep your eyes and ears open for coulum boats that were stolen in Fife

    hi John a request for some future 2020 trip planning....... :) 1...I am an asthmatic 79yo 2...I want to do a few trips away this year - before it's too late .......haha 3...Lower back pain and dodgy knees...unable to walk very far so..???? are your boats docked. ie easy access is the bank...
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    Feedback on Maxcatch gear

    well Lordie me................... :)
  18. yardbent

    New Gun Day

    my weapon of choice ^^^^ .
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    New Gun Day

    ALL invasive grey squirrels should be culled before it's too late.! .
  20. yardbent

    What Makes a Good Burnishing Tool and Your Favourite.

    'morning I use a ''bone folder tool '' from e Bay but intrigued by the leg o lamb.....🐑
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