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Terry Coging

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #855 on: 23/04/2021 at 12:07 »
Not Chris Yates although he was a better all rounder.
Another big clue - his namesake was a character actor in films.

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #856 on: 24/04/2021 at 12:49 »
Is his first name Terry?

Terry Coging

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #857 on: 24/04/2021 at 16:10 »

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #858 on: 24/04/2021 at 17:54 »
Must confess that I found it via a Google search  :oops ....  so let's see if anybody else knows the answer with that clue  :wink

Cheers
Mike

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #859 on: 27/04/2021 at 01:00 »
Hi Terry :z16

OK, from what I researched about your question, I think it was probably Terry Thomas. He had an early fishing programme on Anglia TV, called Angling Today I believe? And I think a young Chris Tarrant appeared on that.
Terry also worked at Milwards and Edgar Sealey.

Terry Coging

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #860 on: 27/04/2021 at 09:04 »
That is correct Mike. I realised after posting the question that most forum members are a lot younger than me. I met Terry Thomas again at the opening of Patshull Park as a trout fishery. Fished next to him on a big casting platform.  He was constantly in tangles and cursing    :z4

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #861 on: 27/04/2021 at 14:51 »
What is the target AFFTA fly line weight standard in grains at 30ft for a WF5F line  :?

Terry Coging

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #862 on: 27/04/2021 at 17:50 »
Without looking it up I would stab a guess at 240?

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #863 on: 27/04/2021 at 17:58 »
Nope, you're in #9 weight territory there Terry  *smiley-wink*

Terry Coging

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #864 on: 27/04/2021 at 22:19 »
Just weighed a #5 w/f on my druggie scales  :oops  I based my guess on the chopped wf #3 which is 80grains for a 21' head (wafting line) It looks so much lighter than the #5.