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Main Discussion Area / River Beauly opening 2019
« Last post by Hamish Young on Today at 19:31:18 »
The Beauly Angling Club held its season opening today at 11am on the Downie beat,  one of the Lower Beauly Syndicate beats the club leases in the spring. Chairperson Wendy Harpe opened the event, accompanied by an excellent young piper and some excellent Singleton  whisky courtesy of Glen Ord distillery. Yum  :wink
As the weather was fair there was a good turn out of club members, my lad  was determined to come along and have a cast, so Daddy hurriedly improvised something with an Echo MPR and some bits of fly line.... which worked well :!
Following on from testing the new Mackenzie NX1 and FX! Salt single handers, Scott had given me a pre-production Mackenzie NX1 14' #9wt to play around with to my hearts content. In short it was a big hit with the folk who cast it - me included  :z16
Some pics:
Wendy toasts the river

He's just so keen to have a go :!

The wee fella thought he would have a wee dram - Daddy thought otherwise  :z7

My chum Jim with the rod he refused to hand back....... so I set Finlay on him :z13 The new Mackenzie DTX NX1 14' #9wt  Damn... it's bloody good :! :z16

Here's hoping it's a belting season  :z18

H
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2019
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Today at 11:58:20 »
Thanks to Glen Garioch Distillery for the single malt whisky at this morning's March To The River Don :z12 ..... https://www.glengarioch.com/

It was great to catch up with so many folk :z16


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Rod Building / Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Last post by Kerry Jordan on Yesterday at 23:56:35 »
Agree! Smoked reel fittings and agate A. Classy and understated.
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Tackle Talk / Re: Ordering from Swift
« Last post by Dave Robb on Yesterday at 13:37:50 »
My order from Swift arrived without any issues  :z16

The reel itself is awesome, very well built indeed.  Playing around with it in the house I prefer it to my Orvis Mirage.

Just wish some of these things, especially American gear, was easier to come by.

Not many places within the EU, let alone the UK stock said items. 

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Rod Building / Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Last post by Dave Robb on Yesterday at 13:30:58 »
Thereís a clear favourite now.
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Rod Building / Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on Yesterday at 11:22:56 »
I have now :X2
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Rod Building / Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Yesterday at 11:11:55 »
Cheers guys.

Eddie, did you change your vote on the poll?

Sandy
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Rod Building / Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on Yesterday at 09:50:04 »
Ok Sandy, now I will go smoked nickel with A,

Maybe this explains why I have been known to wear socks of different colours

Eddie
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Rod Building / Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Last post by Dave Robb on Yesterday at 08:16:48 »
Obviously, doh!  :X1

A and smoked or E and bright silver.

I like both.

Edit.

Iíve gone with A on the poll.

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Rod Building / Re: Custom Epic 580 build
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Yesterday at 06:46:26 »
Smoked nickel silver and E for me.

Ahh now we might a wee misunderstanding, the 3 strippers on the left A-C are smoked nickel and the 3 on the right D-F are bright nickel, hence the question about the metalwork, I donít want to mix smoked nickel reel seats with bright nickel rings, it wonít look quite as good as having it all matching. So if you want smoked nickel hardware Iím afraid you need to pick from A-C but if you fancy E then we are going with bright nickel hardware. Have a think and see, you can change your mind anytime up to the end of the poll👍
Sorry for the confusion, I was just going to use smoked nickel, but with the insert that was chosen I rather liked agates D and E so added the bright nickel option to make them options.😁
Cheers

Sandy
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