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  1. JeffR

    Leeda Volare Ruckvest

    https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/members/jeffr-albums-sale-items-picture20406-img-20171014-191540765.jpg https://www.fishingmegastore.com/leeda-volare-ruckvest~26500.html I bought this about 6 months ago - its a rather neat ruck-vest affair, with a good sized backpack and detachable zip-up vest...
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    Cornwall - Falmouth area + an hour and a half ish....?

    Evening all Mate of mine is retiring to Cornwall in July, Flushing near Falmouth to be exact. He's been in London for years and starved of small stream wild trout fishing which is what he likes, but he'd love to explore the offerings down there in his retirement (as well as the obvious sea...
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    Cheap rubber sole wading boots offer

    Leeda Volare Wading Boots - Waders and Boots - Fastmail Tackle Spotted these in Fastmail's sale brochure the other day. Just got a pair as I needed some more rubber soled boots for winter wading and £35 seemed too good to miss. Just arrived today, very fast service, boots look solidly built...
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    Cardiff area grayling day ticket options November?

    Hi all, any suggestions as per above? Daughter now lives in Cardiff and we're visiting her for a weekend early Nov for Mrs Jeff's Birthday. Mrs and daughter are off doing something girly on the Saturday and I have licence to bu&&er off fishing somewhere :D.....but where? Never done any fishing...
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    Nymphing: Czech? French? Brexit?!

    So which do you prefer? (Brexit just means doing your own thing. Brexit doesn't mean Brexit here :D) Anyway, I discovered on Saturday that I mainly fish, and prefer, Czech nymph style, without even realising it. Thats how much attention I've been paying to the various debates on different...
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    Grayling trotting...not long now :)

    I do fly fish (well bugging) for grayling through winter but I have to admit I probably prefer trotting for them even more - in my case that means on the middle and lower Dove rather than the fly only beats higher up the river. Looking forward to it now......especially as I've just treated...
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    Rutland tips for Friday?

    Hi Fishing a charity event on Friday at Rutland with another forum member. Neither of us have fished it before and we're both a bit ring rusty on ressies as we fish rivers mainly now, although I did take a boat out on Carsington yesterday to remind me what its all about. I'll keep an eye on...
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    Rutland: Anglian Water Aid challenge 16th Sept

    Any other forum members fishing this? I've been invited to through work and am doing so with Gary ("Fishcake") who I also work with. Neither of us have actually fished Rutland before and our ressie skills are a bit rusty, so we'll have a laugh if nothing else:omg: If any other forum members...
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    Abercastle - Porthgain area?

    Hi all We're staying in a cottage near Abercastle for a week from next w/e, my lad will be home from Uni and with me so I'd love to get some fishing in with him. I don't know the area but website refers to fishing off the rocks a short walk away, also local beaches. I'm think a bit of SWFF and...
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    Olympics Rugby 7s GB v Fiji final 11pm tonight....

    ...can't wait, fantastic win for GB against SA earlier and against Argentina yesterday, real edge of the seat stuff:thumbs:
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    Jig hooks - Emperor's new clothes?

    I've used them in various nymph/bug patterns for a few seasons now, mainly for grayling winter bugging "work"*. I know all the theory behind them but I've come to the conclusion its a load of b/s. They still snag the bottom as often as normal hooks as far as I can tell, they don't travel along...
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    Cheapest breathable chest waders ever?

    I while ago I claimed the cheapest backpack at a princely sum of £2:50 from Teso (ok, it was rubbish, but thats not the point!) Anyway, I've excelled myself now - although Kev/emerger takes the credit for putting it up on FB. These breathable waders - Simms lookylikes - for......£17:50! (down...
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    Americas Cup

    The series event at Portsmouth over the weekend is on BBC iplayer for anyone who's not seen it, awesome stuff by Sir Ben. You don't need to be particularly interested or knowledgeable about sailing (I'm not) as the coverage and explanation is fantastic, as are the on-screen graphics, just...
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    Beneficial woody debris dams?

    I was at a seminar this morning about rural planning but a presentation by the EA about natural flood management caught my attention, in particular the installation of large woody debris dams and similar "deliberately leaky" blockages added to upland drains and streams to reduce flood flows, and...
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    Patagonia vest front sling pack

    ++SOLD++ Bought this as new just a couple of weeks ago after seeing a mate's and liking the look of it. Only used twice so as good as new. Cracking bit of kit, well made as you'd expect from Patagonia, with extras like small pockets section on front avoid having to swing around main bag for...
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    Cheapest backpack prize?

    I'm claiming it. £2.50(!) for a neat little, 10L lightweight no frills travel backpack from Tesco this morning, ideal for the river to carry jacket, lunch and bits in. Main compartment, front pocked, side bottle pocket and even a padded back. The lunch you put in it will probably cost more...
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    Ellerdine or Loynton latest?

    I live about 10 mins from Loynton and half an hour from Ellerdine but haven't fished either for years as I'm a bit of a river enthusiast. However my lad is back from Uni at the moment and likes the occasional fly fishing trip, although he's still in the novice category and, weather aside, I'm...
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    Evening shore fishing

    Forgot I took these, early December after cod off Frinton on Sea. Beautiful evening, decent shots with the camera phone (Sony Xperia), just lucky to capture the timing
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    Quality backpack chair

    Bit of a niche item of gear, but I like a backpack/chair for certain things, mainly roving/trotting for grayling and chub this time of the year, but it could also be useful for bank fly fishing for those that carry a reasonable amount of clobber and sometimes want to sit down for a cuppa etc...
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    Go Pro use whilst fishing?

    We just had our last full family holiday in the States, road trip jobby round west coast, and my daughter talked me into buying a Go Pro for it, just the standard Hero model. Anyway, I'm a convert, they are superb! dead easy to use to with one click video shooting, wide angle lens that catches...
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