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Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #135 on: 09/02/2011 at 19:24 »
I Like that one Jim, I've fished with him once.

Sorry guys looks like 2 questions have sprouted from my question.

Jim your answer in Paul Young....That leaves us Kevin's Question.

Alex

Kevin Muir

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #136 on: 09/02/2011 at 19:29 »
Would than have been Paul Young of TV angling fame?

I still have a laugh when remember about the clip of him trying to get hold of the seatrout that beached itself on the banks of a loch in Harris.

Kev.

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #137 on: 09/02/2011 at 19:33 »

Yes the same Paul Young.

Alex

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #138 on: 09/02/2011 at 19:41 »
Correct  :z16

 :z18

Jim

Kevin Muir

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #139 on: 09/02/2011 at 20:06 »
OK a few bits of info that may help.

He started a business in the USA with a brand name that featured a type of water we fish in as part of the company name.

The company closed down a few years ago due to foreign competition taking most of his potential customers.

I use one of his lighter tubes (4 1/2 lbs) for backpacking into the higher hill lochs with a tent.

His name is similar to a wet fly some folk love to hate.

Kev.

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #140 on: 09/02/2011 at 20:10 »
Peter Ross of Wood River Float Tubes Kevin?

Cheers
Mike

Kevin Muir

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #141 on: 09/02/2011 at 20:13 »
Spot on Mike.

He made good tubes.

Kev.

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #142 on: 09/02/2011 at 20:16 »
He certainly did make great float tubes Kevin :z16

OK, next one ..... What does "whipping on a braided leader loop" mean and how is it done?

Cheers
Mike

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #143 on: 09/02/2011 at 20:30 »
And the answer my friends is written in these Threads.

http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2495.msg20598#msg20598

I'll get my coat :oops

Alex
« Last Edit: 10/02/2011 at 08:48 by Catman »

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #144 on: 10/02/2011 at 09:38 »
A link, instead of answering yourself Alex :oops ..... OK, we'll let you off with it this time :z4  :z4

Since Alex has left the building, over to anybody else for the next question .............

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #145 on: 10/02/2011 at 09:55 »
How many beans make five No No NO!!!!



 What are the materials for the 'conservation special' fly

Paul Rankine

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #146 on: 10/02/2011 at 18:25 »

 Peter,
             I,m guessing there's nae hook ......... :z2 :z2 :z2
 

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #147 on: 10/02/2011 at 19:05 »
How many beans make five No No NO!!!!



 What are the materials for the 'conservation special' fly


It has a hook Paul it's the materials that are a conservationists nightmare dream. It was described in T&S a while back. In fact I may have to change the question a bit cos I can't find the copy of T&S which has the tying details.

So who devised the fly?

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #148 on: 11/02/2011 at 11:45 »
I think you have got us stumped on this one Peter :z4

I haven't even heard of the 'conservation special' fly, so I've got no idea :oops

Cheers
Mike

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #149 on: 11/02/2011 at 12:23 »
Dick Walker, it included things like snow lepoard :shock and other equally unlikely items which could never be found.... though some smartarse probably did have a go. :z4 :z4

Ok an easier one what gave the coloration to the wool origionally used in the Tups indespensable