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Main Discussion Area / Who would you most like to fish with
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on February 15, 2020, 16:49:45 PM »
Im borrowing a topic from another forum that I enjoyed reading. It was an American forum so it’ll be interesting to see what the differences are here.

So  given access to the whole of history who would you most like to spend the day fishing with?

For me, in an uncharacteristically sentimental way, I would love to spend the day with my Grandad who I went everywhere with as a kid and who knew more about fishing than most, but never fished.  I think he would really enjoy the way we do things now. It would appeal to his hunters instincts.
And his spotters eyes would be impressed with some of our big browns.

On a more  unsentimental  note I think I’d love to spend the day  fishing with Skues, especially if we got to meet up with Halford and  I could watch them discuss things, that I reckon , they secretly admired each other for.
Rivers and Lochs / Re: Daviot area
« Last post by Mike Barrio on February 13, 2020, 13:48:30 PM »
Just realised that you mean Daviot Inverness and not Daviot Inverurie  :X1
Rivers and Lochs / River Deveron 2020
« Last post by Mike Barrio on February 12, 2020, 00:27:11 AM »
Shared from the  Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust Facebook page:

Main Discussion Area / Re: Labels
« Last post by Mike Barrio on February 11, 2020, 16:57:44 PM »
Must confess that I used to lose track of which lines I had on which reels all the time  :oops  but a few years ago I started to write the line info on the back of my reel pouches with a permanent marker pen :z16

I haven't really thought about it since ...... so I guess I can now tick that box as a winner :z17

I used to put stickers on the spools back in the fishery days ( when I had about 50 reels/spools in the hut ) but these invariably came off, or perished ..... and I had to resort to casting the lines on a few rods to work them out.

Main Discussion Area / Re: Labels
« Last post by Rob Brownfield on February 11, 2020, 14:09:26 PM »
None of my reels or spools, or even lines on plastic spools are marked.

I love the anticipation of setting a rod up on the bank and wondering if the line you have is the correct weight.

Its sort of Russian Roulette with a line ;)
Main Discussion Area / Re: British Fly Fair International 2020
« Last post by Terry Coging on February 11, 2020, 12:42:03 PM »
I had a most enjoyable week end at the fair.  Met some very interesting people. Several visitors to my modest stand recognised the Assynt mountains which were the backdrop for the banner.  The dapping flies that Hamish tied were admired and met with much approval from the proper 'loch men' as I fondly call them. Some English visitors could not believe that a 1/2lb brownie can be caught with a small bird! Most visitors assumed that 'wafting' was dapping  and I had to explain with the use of a white board the difference along with the similarity.
I met Scott M for the first time - don't know what he thinks to the project but a pleasure to chat  with.
Fishery Reports / Lochter Report - Weather or Not To Fish
« Last post by Howard & Stuart on February 11, 2020, 11:21:07 AM »
Down Lochter way last week it was very much the case that the anglers were keeping a close eye on the weather forecast and if Carol said there was a smidgen of a chance of fine weather then a legion of eager anglers could be predicted to arrive having momentarily cast away the shackles of domestic servitude.

Storm nor tempest stood in their way and for those with a fortitudinous mind-set then a rich bounty of fishing pleasure was clearly within their grasp.
Colin Taylor from Aberdeen, on a fairly windy day, fished a team of cormorants on a sink tip line and was rewarded with 16 fish for his day session.

Fifteen seemed to be last weeks lucky number with Bryan Ross getting his on bloodworm and buzzers, Peter Young on blobs, buzzers and damsels, Stuart Crockett on apps bloodworm as did Rhys West.

The apps bloodworm continued to do well throughout the week as Keith Wilson from Aberdeen had 12 with it as well as the WSW lure, Neil Smith from Aberdeen also had 12 in blustery conditions solely on the apps bloodworm and J Cruickshank had 12 using a selection of bugs.

Graham Whyte used the damsel or bloodworm to good effect with 10 fish, Bill Birnie had 9 on a selection of lures and Colin McDonald from Aberdeen used either cormorants or lures to land 9 fish, one of them being a remarkable specimen of 12lb 07oz. Well done to Colin on getting such a lovely fish!

So all in all, considering the time of year there has been some tremendous sport to be had and with the fish in ‘fine fettle’ it could certainly be the time to dust down your fishing kit and give it a try for this new season.

Tight lines,
S.P 11/2/20. 
For Sale / Wanted / Re: Amber Epic 580
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on February 10, 2020, 19:02:02 PM »
Rod is now SOLD

Thank you all for looking.
Might be another older one up soon too if you missed out this time :z16


For Sale / Wanted / Re: Amber Epic 580
« Last post by Mike Barrio on February 10, 2020, 13:08:22 PM »
Cracker  :z16
For Sale / Wanted / Sold: Amber Epic 580
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on February 10, 2020, 10:14:41 AM »
Hi guys

Spring cleaning time again,  I need some space for the 2020 prototypes, so I’d like to move the 580 Demo rod which you all helped me to spec last year,  on to a new home for this season.
She is an 8ft amber beauty  in the current Spec, Fast Glass 2, perfect for a 5wt and as at home casting a 16 dry as it is an articulated streamer.
She is still as good as new having had a few adventures in the last 12 months and caught a few trophies too.
The flor grade snub nose grip has been breathed on to bring it back to as new, the whippings and guides are unmarked.
She has a Lemke smoked nickel uplocking seat with aspen insert, a lovely amber banded agate and smoked nickel guides throughout, whipped as invisible with orange and red details.

She comes with an Epic glass tube and a standard rod bag. Ready to make someone very happy and have a lot of fun

I’m after £325 incl UK insured delivery.
Please PM me for more details

Many thanks for looking

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