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Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #540 on: June 09, 2013, 09:51:39 AM »
Is it a tributary of the Spey that is near Aviemore in the same way that Glasgow isn't :?  :z4

I have a fair idea where it is, but the house thing intrigues me so I'm saying naff all  :z13

H :cool:
“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.”

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #541 on: June 09, 2013, 18:51:42 PM »
Was named after a tributary of the Nethy near Boat of Garten by the creator of Clan Rods Harry Jamieson.  It simply translates to Big Burn.  Dawia originally wanted to call the series Silver Stream but Harry persuaded them to reconsider to a more Scottish name and suggested this.

Not too bad wee trout burn if a little restricted and overgrown.

Euan Innes

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #542 on: June 09, 2013, 20:43:47 PM »
You da man Allan  :z16  :z4 :z4 :z4

Every time I see an Alltmor rod I give a little snigger knowing where the actual "mighty river" really is!
Over to you Mr Liddle...

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #543 on: June 09, 2013, 22:29:27 PM »
Great stuff guys, I didn't know that :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Euan Innes

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #544 on: June 09, 2013, 22:46:58 PM »
I forgot to say that the house in question is Harry's house / workshop where he finished the first Alltmor rods for Diawa.
He always referred to the Allt Mor as "the wee burn oot the back".
Clan Rods are still going and can be found here

http://www.clanofsweden.com/pages/contact.html

I now wish that I had never sold my Clan 15' salmon rod..... :z10

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #545 on: June 11, 2013, 13:12:45 PM »
Ok give's a wee minute to think up a suitable question, stealing a minute on the site from work at the moment but should think of something before end of lunchtime.

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #546 on: June 11, 2013, 13:32:27 PM »
Ok Lochindorb features in a novel, what's the name of the book and author please.  No cheatin on Google.  :wink

Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #547 on: June 11, 2013, 13:42:07 PM »
Ok Lochindorb features in a novel, what's the name of the book and author please.  No cheatin on Google.  :wink

I don't know the book, but I do know its Gaelic name means Loch of the Minnows. Do I win a lollypop?
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #548 on: June 11, 2013, 13:43:28 PM »
Nope, it's Loch of the Wee Troots btw.  :z4

Iain Cameron

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #549 on: June 11, 2013, 14:37:00 PM »
Ok Lochindorb features in a novel, what's the name of the book and author please.  No cheatin on Google.  :wink

As it's topical - Iain Banks' "Complicity?"

Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #550 on: June 11, 2013, 15:52:04 PM »
Nope, it's Loch of the Wee Troots btw.  :z4

Beg to differ ;)

Loch nan Doirb is the Gaelic

Doirbeaden, doirbeag and doirbearden means minnow...all of which are shortened to doirb for some reason.  :z8

Breac, gealag or Samhnan means trout.....with bricean meaning small trout


Apparently...  :z8
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #551 on: June 11, 2013, 20:49:09 PM »
So sad yer still not getting it  :z4

Sorry Iain wrong answer

Marc Fauvet

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #552 on: June 11, 2013, 21:27:16 PM »
phone-book ?

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #553 on: June 11, 2013, 22:07:09 PM »
The Wolf of Badenoch by James Irvine Robertson

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #554 on: June 12, 2013, 09:14:00 AM »
Ok pretty obscure so a wee clue, writen by the same author who wrote the short story 'The Quiet Man' later turned into a movie with John Wayne and Mary? O'Hara (not 100% on the female actress here and refuse to google answer  :z4)

No Googling either guys.   :z7

Another wee clue is the story was centered on Tirriemore Farm Cottage and a big fat clue is what you use to lock the door and where that lock usually is....... giving it away now.  :shock :shock :shock

 




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