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Tackle Talk / Re: My 8' 6" cane rod
« Last post by Terry Coging on Yesterday at 10:19:35 »
I think of it as a micro, integrated shooting head with a sweet front taper. SLX's little brother  :cool:
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Last post by Mike Barrio on July 03, 2020, 12:32:52 PM »
Great stuff Dave ..... thanks, it's nice to keep it this way :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Last post by Dave Robb on July 03, 2020, 12:26:35 PM »
Apologies, just seemed to fit in with the thread.

I will vent my frustrations elsewhere.

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Main Discussion Area / Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Last post by Mike Barrio on July 03, 2020, 12:04:50 PM »
So the wee ginger dictator has decided to make it mandatory to wear face masks in shops, despite the fact they donít protect your from the virus unless you wear the top level PPE.

Of which youíre supposed to dispose of after each time worn.

And all of this over 100 days since start of lockdown.

I already laugh at those wearing masks in shops as I often see people lifting them to scratch their nose, or wearing them round their chin leaving mouth and nose exposed  :z4.

As long as it makes them feel a wee bit safer though  :z4


Sorry Dave  :z6

We have an unwritten rule on the forum, that we don't do politics etc and do our best to keep discussions about all things fishing.
It's nice to have somewhere to go without whatever the latest media topic is hitting us in the face.
This thread was more about when we would be able to get out fishing again. ( and Steven's legs  :z4 )

I hope that's OK :z16
Best wishes
Mike
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Am I the only one happy with Nicola's decision?
« Last post by Dave Robb on July 03, 2020, 11:45:14 AM »
So the wee ginger dictator has decided to make it mandatory to wear face masks in shops, despite the fact they donít protect your from the virus unless you wear the top level PPE.

Of which youíre supposed to dispose of after each time worn.

And all of this over 100 days since start of lockdown.

I already laugh at those wearing masks in shops as I often see people lifting them to scratch their nose, or wearing them round their chin leaving mouth and nose exposed  :z4.

As long as it makes them feel a wee bit safer though  :z4
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Tackle Talk / Re: My 8' 6" cane rod
« Last post by James Laraway on July 03, 2020, 11:22:04 AM »
Great stuff James, really pleased that you are enjoying your line :z16

Best wishes
Mike

its a really lovely line, and easy to put out a  good cast. Sure its not got the 'punch' of the SLX but its still a great shooting line.

The initial reason i didn't consider it was the name if I'm being honest. The name 'at first look' implies its only suitable for short cast on 'small streams'  - which isnt the case at all :z16
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Tackle Talk / Re: My 8' 6" cane rod
« Last post by Mike Barrio on July 03, 2020, 09:16:24 AM »
Great stuff James, really pleased that you are enjoying your line :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Tackle Talk / Re: My 8' 6" cane rod
« Last post by James Laraway on July 03, 2020, 09:06:01 AM »
Tried the #5 Smallstream on Carsington Reservoir today on a 10' 5 wt Shaky.  Lovely  :z16  Black and red klink on the point. Buzzer  in the middle. Black popper hopper on the top.  It was sweet. Best a full finned 5 pounder.
The Smallstream really is such an easy line to use. Due to it's easy loading I will be recommending it to beginners.

I'd agree Terry. My 'go-to' line for years has been the SLX.

when i got my new rod i couldn't get an SLX in a #4 as they were out of stock so i went for a SS. Despite the name its not only for small streams as i can put out a lovely line on the lochs too !
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Duncan McRae on July 02, 2020, 12:41:32 PM »
Some great looking fish there Sandy.
Don't think i've seen the trout in better condition than they are this season.

Duncan
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Mike Barrio on July 02, 2020, 09:05:31 AM »
Mine always give me a soaking  :z4
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