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Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #825 on: 04/03/2021 at 17:35 »
I was looking for 'they don't seem to fray at the ends' like others do.
Something that has often left me wondering how :z8

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Graham Ritchie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #826 on: 04/03/2021 at 18:41 »
They are coated in a thin layer of wax to stop them fraying at the ends.

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #827 on: 05/03/2021 at 00:15 »
I didn't know that Graham  :z16

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #828 on: 16/03/2021 at 15:56 »
What is the northernmost river for grayling fishing in Scotland?
I don't actually know the answer to this one, so I will have to take your word for it  :z4

Steven Kidd

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #829 on: 16/03/2021 at 18:07 »
The River Isla?

Jim Eddie

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #830 on: 16/03/2021 at 18:53 »
I think the Dean may be slightly further north. I am not 100% sure though.

 :z18

Jim

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #831 on: 23/03/2021 at 21:08 »
Hi Mike
It's generally (and officially) regarded as being the Tummel as the most northern Scottish water with Grayling present, however unofficially i have heard they are also in the Garry after being introduced there a few years back.

Not sure if i've posted this question before:

How close to the Atlantic would you be if you were standing at the western most point of a water that would ultimately drain into the North Sea? 

Fred Hay

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #832 on: 24/03/2021 at 06:23 »
Alan

I would  guess you'd be on one of the feeder burns for Loch Shin which would put you 4 or 5 miles from the Atlantic.

Fred

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #833 on: 28/03/2021 at 09:14 »
Yup close enough Fred although it's actually the Cassley system that start about only 2 miles from the Atlantic.
Over to you  :z18

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #834 on: 04/04/2021 at 01:13 »
Here's one for you folks that have been long term followers of the website and forum  :z16

Where was the original Fishing The Fly website hosted before we got the 'co.uk' address  :?
Clue:   www............................../fishingthefly

And in what year did the original website go live  :?

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #835 on: 04/04/2021 at 12:59 »
I doubt that even Hamish or Sandy will remember the answer to this one   :z13

A wee screenshot from the early days  :z12



Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #836 on: 04/04/2021 at 16:22 »
Clue: We started this current forum in 2005, but we had two before that, a Proboards forum and an EZboard forum  :z12

Before we had a forum, the website just had a 'Guestbook' ..... remember them?   :z4

And I can remember staying up all night to see if we lost everything to the Milenium Bug  :X1

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #837 on: 11/04/2021 at 11:29 »
OK, I think this one has everybody stumped, I guess I'm the only one that remembers this stuff  :z4

Let's just say the mid 90s  and the address was 'www madasafish com/fishingthefly'  :cool:

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #838 on: 11/04/2021 at 14:22 »
Who made these reels  :?