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Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #675 on: July 08, 2013, 14:14:09 PM »
Right, probably an easy one, but I can't think of anything just now...

Ok, the IPN was a fly created by a local Angler:

What was his name
What does IPN stand for and
Why was it created.

Cheers
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Eddie Sinclair

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #676 on: July 08, 2013, 16:52:29 PM »
Rob,
I used to make the IPN for Richard Walker in King street many years ago so it would be unfair of me to answer the rest of the question but I would ask you this. How can you tell an original IPN from an imitation?

Eddie :X2 :X2
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #677 on: July 08, 2013, 17:01:55 PM »
How can you tell an original IPN from an imitation?

Good question...perhaps we should add that to the original question :)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Eddie Sinclair

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #678 on: July 08, 2013, 18:29:51 PM »
Rob,
go ahead and add that to your original question.

Eddie.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Steven Sinclair

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #679 on: July 09, 2013, 00:42:45 AM »
Idiot proof nymph.

Red thread underneath the fritz body which was wrapped sparsely to allow the thread to show through.

Cheers

Steven.

Eddie Sinclair

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #680 on: July 09, 2013, 07:01:56 AM »
Steven,
you are almost right. Try and remember the colour.

Eddie. :z16 :z8
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Steven Sinclair

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #681 on: July 09, 2013, 08:35:59 AM »
Hmmm I'd always tied them with red but that may have had something to do with never bloody listening to you :-P

Ok I'll go with orange...

Cheers,

Steven.

Steven Sinclair

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #682 on: July 09, 2013, 10:00:49 AM »
Rob,

Just realised I missed a few points out.

Was it invented on the premise that any idiot could tie one on the end of his line and catch stocked rainbows?

And also if memory serves me correctly the fly was a collaboration between Magnus, Richard Walker and my old man?

Cheers,

Steven.

Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #683 on: July 09, 2013, 10:13:05 AM »
Rob,

Just realised I missed a few points out.

Was it invented on the premise that any idiot could tie one on the end of his line and catch stocked rainbows?

And also if memory serves me correctly the fly was a collaboration between Magnus, Richard Walker and my old man?

Cheers,

Steven.

So you had inside information!! lol... Not quite right regarding the name..Yes, it was the Idiot Prrof Nymph, but it was not that any idiot could catch on it...but close :)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #684 on: July 09, 2013, 11:46:13 AM »
Any idiot could tie it?

Rob Brownfield

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #685 on: July 09, 2013, 12:35:07 PM »
Any idiot could tie it?

Yip..I believe it was "invented" for the fly tying courses ran at that school on the Lang Stracht.

Over to you :)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #686 on: July 09, 2013, 14:19:04 PM »
Oops didn't mean to do that and i've nothing ready......

Ok easy one

Not so very long ago there was a competition running to name the best fishing hotels in the country.  Who was the main sponsor and what was the name of the fly they produced to run alongside this?

No google cheats.  :wink

Marc Fauvet

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #687 on: July 09, 2013, 22:40:13 PM »
no idea about the fly or sponsor but the Colquhonnie in Strathdon must be the hotel.  :z4 :z4 :z4

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #688 on: July 09, 2013, 23:47:51 PM »
Believe it may once have been mentioned as a finalist but not sure it ever won it, we're talking a few years ago Marc btw.

Anyway not looking for named hotels, but the main competition sponsor and the name of the fly?

Marc Fauvet

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #689 on: July 10, 2013, 18:54:08 PM »
was sarcasm mate. it's without a doubt the worst place ever. a real sh***hole...

 




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