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  1. chopsmcgee

    River Fishing - Shopping List

    Happy New Year all! This year I plan to finally break into River fishing - I’ve been fishing stillwaters for 10 years now and every year I say “this is the year....” but never do. Well, this is the year! In prep for this I need to put together a shopping list (40th coming up in February so...
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    Fly Line

    I need some new floating line - mine has more loops in it than a Red Arrows display team! what is the best low memory floating line for stillwaters? it’s been so long since I bought any I’ve forgotten who is who in terms of manufacturers etc. thanks
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    Bank House - still open?

    Thinking of venturing out on Sunday - is Bank House still open? Has anyone been recently, Ive not been there for a good 5 years or so.....
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    Fly Fishing - Canal?

    This may seem like a strange question.....or not? But - I have been thinking of getting back into coarse fishing, something I have not done since I was 14 or 15. Mainly as there is a nice stretch of canal close by and it would be useful to thrown in the odd hour during the summer months next...
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    Hellwith Bridge - still open?

    After a 4 year break from angling (various reasons) I have returned and am visiting some of my favourites. Is Hellwith still open? how is it fishing this year? thanks
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    BONEFISH (Playa Del Carmen)

    Hi all, its been a while since I posted but I need urgent help! So - I am in Cancun (Playa Del Carmen) with the OH and I decide to ask about fishing trips. I have no idea why this didn't occur to me prior to travelling but as well as the usual deep sea lark there are fly fishing trips for...
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    Child's rod for stockies!

    After a few trips helping, my friends lad wants a rod! We're going to chip in but I wonder if anyone can recommend a good rod. It's been a while since I went to a fishing shop but I was thinking a 6 or 7 ft #6 wt? If you can even get one? He's 11 years old so I think a 9ft would be too long...
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    Rod advice for kids?

    It's all in the subject really, stillwater stockies, what would ya recommend? My mates lad came with us today, he's 9 and had a cracking time, but a 9 6 rod was just too much for him. I have a 6 or 7 ft 4wt but would that be too light for stockies? Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk
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    Wood Head Pass Trout?

    I drove over woodhead today (near arnfield) and noticed some lovely little brooks and streams and wondered if anyone had ever ventured down to them to see if there was any trout in there? Has anyone? Cheers
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    Fly fishing in Germany?

    Ayup! I have the opportunity to go to Germany this year for a few months with work and I am thinking of staying out there at the weekends. Has anyone fished over there? Is there much to be had? Any hints on guides / location finding / websites etc etc I am not sure where I am going yet, I...
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    Wading Advice

    As you may have guessd from the title, I am in the market for some chest waders this year. Won't be buying for a while so will have time to shop around, but what do you look for? When you bought yours, what after a month or so did you wish you had considered? (ie I wish it had a pocket...
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    First Trip of 2013!!!!

    Helwith Bridge on Sunday, I am as giddy as a 6 year old on Christmas morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone made it out yet this year? If so where and how did you do?
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    This months Trout Fisherman

    Has anyone seen this months trout fisheman magazine where they are talking about Red lures and how they can be successful? While I love Kilnsey park, I am not entirely sure this place is best suited for proving this arguement. "If all red flies aren't supposed to work, no one seems to have...
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    Kilnsey, anyone been recently?

    Off up there on sunday, not been for a while. Hows the fishing? I know its a duck pond but Im killing time at work :-)
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    Dry/Floating Line and Lures...

    I have spent most of this year trying to move away from Lures and fishing other methods (mostly nymphs/buzzers etc) but this week had one of those days where nothing was working, so I had to make the switch back. It did remind me though of the fact that I have absolutely no confidence in...
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    How's it fished recently? thinking of going up there tomorrow, haven't been out for ages thanks to a busy work schedule :-( Also, any of the lancsy lot up there by any chance? :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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    Fly Fishing near Solihull

    As the topic says really. Have recently (or will be) moved to the area and am looking for some nice places to fish. River or Stillwater. thanks :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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    Fisheries in and around Cumbernauld/Stirling

    So, I have to take a little trip north of the border with work in a week or so. The plan is, to get in a good bit of fishing each day and make week of it, maybe fitting some work in there somehow as we go! :D:D:D Can anyone recomend any fisheries in the area? I'll be around the Glasgow area...
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    Good fisheries / rivers near Brum!!!!

    So, it looks like I may have to relocate to Birmingham through work. This will only be temporary but as I can be pretty flexible I'm thinking I might try and find somewhere near some nice fishing spots. That way I can get out after work when the weather is nice So, can you guys recomend any...
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    Don't you just hate it when this happens!!!!!!!!!

    You play a fish for a while, you get it to the net, and then you lose it :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: The one that got away! / shark bait - YouTube