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Barry Robertson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #210 on: February 14, 2011, 20:55:19 PM »
Paul Young  :z8

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #211 on: February 14, 2011, 21:00:34 PM »
Close but no cigar young Baz :z13

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Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Dutchfly

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #212 on: February 14, 2011, 21:02:27 PM »
Stan Headley?

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #213 on: February 14, 2011, 21:05:16 PM »
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Dutchfly

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #214 on: February 14, 2011, 21:09:58 PM »
That's amazing Jim :shock

And I now guess Alan Bramley is the name Hamish is looking for?

But my question is: in what year did the Dutch team win the Fly Fishing World Championships?

CU

Jeroen



Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #215 on: February 14, 2011, 21:48:53 PM »
Guys - maybe I made it a smidgen too hard  :z8

The answer was Barrie Welham, he owned the Garcia name in the UK (plus Mitchell reels etc) and sold to Abu who wanted the Garcia brand worldwide.
He was one of the founders of APGAI, along with some of the names mentioned in guesses and - of course -  Arthur Oglesby.

:z3

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Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #216 on: February 14, 2011, 21:55:22 PM »
Great stuff Hamish ..... I didn't know that :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #217 on: February 14, 2011, 23:18:14 PM »
Guys - maybe I made it a smidgen too hard  :z8

The answer was Barrie Welham, he owned the Garcia name in the UK (plus Mitchell reels etc) and sold to Abu who wanted the Garcia brand worldwide.
He was one of the founders of APGAI, along with some of the names mentioned in guesses and - of course -  Arthur Oglesby.

:z3




Thought i'd mentione Mr Oglesby?

Hamish, don't mean to be pedantic and split hairs, but was Barrie Welham (along with Peter McKenzie Philps and others) not in the second wave of APGAI members helping to take it forward after it's initial formation?   :wink

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #218 on: February 15, 2011, 08:15:45 AM »
That's OK Allan, I'm known as something of a pedant myself  :wink

You did indeed mention Arthur Ogleseby however, it was Barrie Welham I was thinking of :z16

My recollection (I wasn't there...... it really was a bit before my time :!) is APGAI was formed by Arthur Ogleseby, Tommy Edwards, Esmond Drury, Barrie Welham, Jack Martin and finally Jim Hardy in 1967. Now that came from an information leaflet that a family friend gave to me after he attended one of Arthur Oglesbeys' spey casting schools on the....errrr.... Spey.
I think Peter McKenzie Philips and others were amongst the first to qualify under the new assessments/exams and were almost certainly instrumental in smoothing the rough edges and developing the syllabus post-1970. However, that's the limit of my knowledge on APGAI.

I'll check, but I'm pretty sure I'm right  :cool:

:z3
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #219 on: February 15, 2011, 09:06:47 AM »
Jeroen, was it 1981

Dutchfly

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #220 on: February 15, 2011, 09:44:58 AM »
1981 (Luxembourg) is the correct answer  :z16
First and only time we won it...

Over to you Peter.

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #221 on: February 15, 2011, 10:33:29 AM »
What is the wing of the fly called a "Shilfie Tip" made of

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #222 on: February 15, 2011, 12:57:29 PM »
What is the wing of the fly called a "Shilfie Tip" made of

Corncrake ?

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #223 on: February 15, 2011, 17:37:12 PM »
I'll post one to keep things going until Peter appears  :wink

This years Salmon opening day

What do the largest Salmon caught on an Aberdeenshire river on opening day have in common with the 1st fish caught on the Helmsdale ?

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #224 on: February 15, 2011, 17:57:16 PM »
Corncrake ?

 :z18

Jim
Good guess Jim but nope not Corncrake though there is a fly in the same book called the barred corncrake.

 




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