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    Is anyone able to take me trotting for grayling

    Many anglers in the Grayling Society do trotting. If you contact the local secretary for Staffs, Paul Deaville, I am sure he will put you in contact with a suitable tutor. Peter
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    Your opinions on this?

    Good comments on the need for stealth, but not sure why such a long rod. Subtitles or a translator would be handy for his introduction, rather garbling. Would love to fish that river.
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Couple of nice fish there Steve, also photographed the correct way, in the net rather than the hand. Peter
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Out today for the first time, for the morning, this season on the little Cheshire river, after having been on the big Welsh river several times. Totally different. What a delight to be using the 6'9" Echo glass rod, little delicate casts under overhanging trees. Was surprised how many trees in...
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    super bargain rod?

    Lidl are offering a 2.4 metre (8ft) 5-6 wt rod for £29.99 this week. Out-doing maxcatch?.
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Some lovely fish in the pics above. However some do look a bit squeezed whilst holding, cannot do them any good. Peter
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    Snowbee Thistle Down WF2-5

    I have a 2-5, think it's a great line, use it mainly on a 10ft 3wt rod, casts a team of 3 spiders lovely.
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    Old Age.

    Whenever I am out on a boat or bank, cold and wet and missing fish, getting tangles, I tell myself that I know some who would love to be here cold and wet, missing fish, getting tangles, but are sadly unable to do so. Peter
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    Bloke fibreglass rod - what am I doing wrong?

    Another vote for fibreglass, or at least modern ones. On my small river I use an Echo 6'9" 3 wt, got rid of a carbon rod for it. Lovely to cast, roll cast and side cast, nice and soft and don't ping too many fish off. Just wish I was out using it today but the river still rising, may be few...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Funny 'ol day today. Conditions were fine: river dropping after rising from recent low level, clear with a slight tinge, high cloud overhead and upstream gentle wind. Went to a stretch I've visited recently and had many small fish, baby grayling and trout/salmon parr literally by the dozen...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    How do you do that lol I am a digital dinosaur, was shown how to do it. my pc has microsoft office 2010 (quite old) open the picture, option is edit picture, then compress. The one I just opened for trial was 1.39 MB, for web pages compresses to 89.6KB, for email 3.9kb. You then get the same...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    I think the picture needs compressing rather than cropping. Peter
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    Looks like Gold WF3 lines still unavailable on the website. Emailed them a few days ago to enquire, but no reply.
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    Bubble float and Fly

    No I don't think it is like a bung. The idea of the bubble, filled with water, was to propel the fly on a spinning rod. beyond the bubble would be maybe 6 feet of leader with the fly. It was basically a casting weight. Peter
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    Worth the Effort.

    Nice fish Jim, definitely worth the effort. Peter
  16. M

    Bubble float and Fly

    Have used the bubble and fly for salmon in Ireland, I think still quite common there, but never heard of the candle method, sounds interesting. Peter
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    Wading staff quick release clasp

    Mine's a Gear Keeper, works fine. Peter
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    I know this is not the right thread, but as the river is out of action I went to the local trout lake, and boy was that fish wild when the tasty morsel bit him in the lip and dragged him towards the bank. His antics showed he was really wild. Also off topic, tried my new (s/h) Sage Pulse, lovely...
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    Cotswold Country shop?

    An advert in the weekend Torygraph for Cotswold Country shop in Cirencester says that apart from clothing and shooting they do fishing tackle, rods and reels. Anyone know the shop? any good for general supplies? Peter
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Got a proper trout at last. Went out this morning to a stretch I do not know (fished it mid winter maybe 4 years ago, was then 3 feet higher). Nothing for a while on spiders. Ptn often successful here, put on one on the spider rig point with a red collar having seen it recommended in a magazine...