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bordertroot

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #45 on: 05/02/2011 at 22:10 »
Is that the Morar Hamish? ...... I think the Scavaig on Skye is the shortest?

Cheers
Mike
Stewards enquiry please :z14 :z14,what about the Sandwood coming out of Sandwood loch :z4 :z4.

Bob

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #46 on: 05/02/2011 at 22:22 »
I can see why that might come up, but the wee burn coming out of Sandwood is not classed as a river wheras the other two are. Also, though not in recent times, the sands breach and the loch goes brakkish again.
Lovely spot, been there a few times.

:z3

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #47 on: 05/02/2011 at 22:39 »
Is that the loch up on the west coast with the long beach, looks awesome! :z16

Cheers
Mike

bordertroot

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #48 on: 05/02/2011 at 22:44 »
Aye,
Just a wee bit humour Hamish,despite its fame the loch isnt heavy fished,but maybe like me all they caught was bandies.
Some lochs north of it are worth a wee cast,but check for `practice` times.
 :z2
Bob

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #49 on: 06/02/2011 at 05:57 »
OK Joker played.................

Primarily their names are known for their fly reels.   A father  and his two sons were all reel manufacturers .
Their  advert said  ' A POSTAL WILL BRING IT ' .   They took out many Patents for reels .

Which famous company was this ?

Cheers,  Pete

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #50 on: 06/02/2011 at 08:31 »
Youngs?

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #51 on: 06/02/2011 at 10:23 »
J W Youngs would have been my first guess too but I thought there were three sons :? I dunno, I might think about this some more  :wink

:z3

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #52 on: 06/02/2011 at 12:02 »
Not Youngs , but they were famous in their time .  The reels are very collectable nowadays .

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #53 on: 06/02/2011 at 12:09 »
So it's not Hardy Brothers and Farlows either..... hmmmmmm.

Tricky.

American perhaps :?

:z3

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #54 on: 06/02/2011 at 12:10 »
You are on the right track..............

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #55 on: 06/02/2011 at 15:33 »
I will have a guess at Orvis as they were the forerunners of mail order.

 :z18

Jim

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #56 on: 06/02/2011 at 17:18 »
Interesting, I thought of Orvis but decided that the phrase 'a postal will bring' is a bit 'old school' even by American standards and as their (Orvis) mail order growth only really happened after the Perkins family took over I guessed Orvis was a non-starter..... hmmmm  :z6

I thought it might be Bogdan, Charlton or Thomas & Thomas, but the only one of those companies had brothers (T&T).

I'm stumped :shock

:z3


Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #57 on: 06/02/2011 at 19:21 »
' The Postal will bring it ',  referred to their catalogue .

Famous - on par with Hardy . If I had a sackful of the reels I would be rich .

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #58 on: 06/02/2011 at 19:42 »
I'm stumped on this one too ...... Vom Hofe?

Cheers
Mike

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #59 on: 06/02/2011 at 19:47 »
Only one I can think of on a par with Hardy would be Abel Reels started by Steve Abel in 1987.

Alex