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Fly Tying / Re: Flies of 2014
« Last post by Dryflee on Today at 13:19:48 »
Got some great DHE variations working really well now, will need to share them soon  :z16
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Fly Tying / Tying Demo Night Kellas Fishery Tues 28th 6.30 to 9.00pm
« Last post by Dryflee on Today at 13:18:16 »
As it says on the tin, doing a wee demo for MFTI at above, all welcome  :z16
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Rod Building / Re: New Bamboo Suggestions
« Last post by Rob on Today at 10:16:14 »
steps on the Epic up and down the blank on pavement.

I don't have a habit of breaking rods, only having broken 2 of mine in some 40 years of fishing, including the cane one in a house move :(

However, other peoples rods are a different story  :X2 Best was in Farlows of Pall Mall. The salesman handed me a Hardy Zane Grey 9 weight prototype and said, "Go on, put some welly into it, it won't break"...it did, just above the handle :)

Next line was classic..."It's never done that before...."

Anyway, the Epic is looking odds on favourite just now....
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Rod Building / Re: New Bamboo Suggestions
« Last post by Marc Fauvet on Today at 09:07:16 »
well, you mentioned glass in your first post...  :z4

anyhow, mate Peter Hayse takes one of those big south Pacific guys on his shoulders and steps on the Epic up and down the blank on pavement. has done so many times and i've done it myself (on his rod and without the fat guy  :z4 ).
its scratched all over of course and guide rings aren't what they used to be...  :roll but the blank works as if it was untouched.
typically, no-one does these kinds of things with other blanks so its hard to compare but still...

cheers,
marc
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Today's Fishing The Fly Photo
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Today at 08:34:13 »
Iain 'Goolager' ..... a bright sunny day at Haddo :cool:

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Rod Building / Re: New Bamboo Suggestions
« Last post by Rob on Today at 07:12:25 »
a horribly sweet (  :z4 ) 7'6" 4wt is the Epic.
boo or glass, looks like Sandy's your man  :wink

I had types my original post and hit "post" when I saw the photo of the Epic at the bottom of the screen. A quick check on the Swiftys site and I came across the 7' 6" in olive...and that is indeed very tempting!! I have the handle already built and a reel seat waiting..lol.

I liked the cane as it took a few taps to tree branches and the bank when crawling about in the undergrowth, but glass might be the answer.
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Rod Building / Re: New Bamboo Suggestions
« Last post by Rob on Today at 07:09:57 »
Hi Rob

I've a 7ft 4wt 2pc cane rod i've been playing with and it would probably be perfect, best short blank i've used to date :z16 (of any material)
You can borrow mine anytime to try it out and maybe trial for a while to see if its as good as i think it is :z16

Sandy

That really is very kind of you yet again! I may just take you up on that as although moving South, I will still be Aberdeenshire...just :)
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Rod Building / Re: New Bamboo Suggestions
« Last post by Marc Fauvet on Yesterday at 17:22:58 »
a horribly sweet (  :z4 ) 7'6" 4wt is the Epic.
boo or glass, looks like Sandy's your man  :wink
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Rod Building / Re: New Bamboo Suggestions
« Last post by Spiderman on Yesterday at 15:37:25 »
Hi Rob

I've a 7ft 4wt 2pc cane rod i've been playing with and it would probably be perfect, best short blank i've used to date :z16 (of any material)
You can borrow mine anytime to try it out and maybe trial for a while to see if its as good as i think it is :z16

Sandy
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Fishing Reports / Lochter Report - Springles Win for Wilson
« Last post by Banksider on Yesterday at 14:30:01 »
Conditions were ideal for the Spring Singles Event at Lochter Fishery Oldmeldrum on Sunday. Overcast and with a nice breeze anglers used everything from buzzers to blobs to try to tempt the fish. In the morning session lures were the answer but after lunch the trout got decidedly picky and small nymphs & buzzers were required.
When the final whistle sounded it was experienced angler Peter Wilson who was first with sixteen, fish closely followed by Andrew Lindsay with thirteen and Brian Ross with ten. The prize for the last fish caught went to Bill Bain.
During the week the fishing got better & better as the weather settled culminating with Bill Gibb catching & releasing no fewer than twenty seven on Saturday using a mix of blobs & bloodworms. The blobby boys, Doug Mair & Bill Ferris were right amongst the action with twenty three between them, while another blobber  TJ Van Loggerenberg had eleven to his name.
Earlier in the week buzzers had been doing well with Bill Robertson scoring nine  and Albert Trail & Stewart Raeburn netting six apiece.
It has been good to see lots of youngsters out enjoying a bit of fresh air & fishing on their holidays. Hopefully the shape of things to come.

HH 20/4/15
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