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Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #435 on: March 12, 2011, 18:43:11 PM »
Correct Noel

Over to you

Derek Roxborough

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #436 on: March 12, 2011, 18:59:55 PM »
Ah! Tinned Snoek South Africas help to the war effort who remembers that? easgach 1

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #437 on: March 16, 2011, 08:35:09 AM »
OK - this might be trickier... we'll see :wink

Which fish am I :?

I am from an anadromous species, but seldom intentionally fished for in the UK.
Although there are examples of my species that are land locked in freshwater, I'm more associated with my saltwater cousins. Recently there has been a move to reintroduce my species to waters in Europe but I remain largely unknown as a sport species in the UK although across the English Channel your French cousins have a habit of of targeting my species for sport fishing.

So.... exactly which fish am I :?

H :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.”

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #438 on: March 16, 2011, 09:50:49 AM »
Is it the Shad ?

 :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."

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #439 on: March 16, 2011, 18:33:06 PM »
I need a bit more Jim - you are 99.99% correct :z16

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“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.”

Offthebard

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #440 on: March 16, 2011, 18:37:12 PM »
Beat me to it Jim,

Actually caught one on a floating line and a Teal Blue and Silver of the jetty outside the house, flat calm winters evening with the jetty lights shining on the water. Took me hours and the shoal just kept on rising to wee beasties in the tidal stream.

Sandy B.O.

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #441 on: March 16, 2011, 19:02:53 PM »
Allis Shad

Derek Roxborough

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #442 on: March 16, 2011, 19:34:50 PM »
Twaite Shad? easgach1

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #443 on: March 16, 2011, 19:44:55 PM »
It is indeed the Allis Shad  :cool:
Had great fun with these under-rated fish on the River Wye many moons ago :z16
By the way, they taste quite nice too  :wink

: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 #444 on: March 16, 2011, 22:09:58 PM »
What is the feathery connection betwen the first editor of a well known fishing magazine and the eponimous Ghillie of a lord in the 1800's?

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #445 on: March 17, 2011, 19:33:43 PM »

  Pheasant Tail Feather.

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #446 on: March 17, 2011, 22:09:48 PM »
Nope sorry :cry

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #447 on: March 18, 2011, 19:04:22 PM »
What is the feathery connection betwen the first editor of a well known fishing magazine and the eponimous Ghillie of a lord in the 1800's?

Is it the Editor Fly Peter ?

The Editor
Hook: Size 6 Tiemco up-eye salmon hook
Thread: 6/0 BlueTail: Golden pheasant breast feather
Body: Fluorescent white floss
Rib: Pearl mylar tinsel and fluorescent green mono
Wing: Fluorescent green and black arctic fox, crystal flash
Hackle: Black hen neck
Overwing: Gray Fox


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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."

Peter McCallum

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #448 on: March 18, 2011, 19:25:32 PM »
Sorry Jim the editor in question is a person so is the ghillie. The connection is a specific feather. An extra clue? The editor was famous for catching the heaviest bag of salmon on a scottish loch.

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #449 on: March 18, 2011, 20:27:14 PM »
Peter
The Editor was a person it was Sandy Leveton the editor of Trout and Salmon who first tied the Editor fly.

 :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."

 




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