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    Thanks Guys, Would have though holiday/fishing...

    Thanks Guys, Would have though holiday/fishing trip was nothing to do with trade but guess your Government is still pissed of with Castro. Seems a bit silly to me after so long, 1959 you say.
    Still...
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    Fishing Cuba

    Any you guys fished in Cuba or is that still somewhere off limits? Couple of anglers I know have recently returned & the Bonefish & Permit fishing was superb. One of these places that I might indeed...
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    In Scotland there is a knowing band of anglers...

    In Scotland there is a knowing band of anglers that fish "The Gloaming" & well into the night. Not for the faint hearted. Too often have seen anglers crashing about the bank with loud raucous voices...
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    Viewed the video. bit grainy, they look Indian...

    Viewed the video. bit grainy, they look Indian not American Indian but India Indian.
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    No not just that, whilst important it is a...

    No not just that, whilst important it is a "lightness" of dressing that stands out to me. Materials are generaly sombre & from birds found in the region, Woodcock, Pheasant, Blackbird, Starling,...
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    Picture below shows a Clyde Style fly of mine...

    Picture below shows a Clyde Style fly of mine that gives one an idea of proportion.
    Tied on a med wire size 16 this was conceived by me for Springtime fishing when I needed to get down a wee bitty...
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    I think you will find that not many of your flies...

    I think you will find that not many of your flies come from China & certainly not children in sweatshops. For that try Nike & Reebok. Far more likely Kenya & African countries. Whilst they are...
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    The Rise Form Of Trout

    Thought you might be interested in some more of my ramblings. Apologies if I have did this one before.

    Much is discussed on forums but this topic is one I have not encountered and which is of the...
  9. A Loch Leven...

    A Loch Leven fishhttp://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f233/Algie123/levent.jpg


    Loch Leven Brown Trout
    Salmo trutta trutta
    The brown trout of Loch Leven is considered by many anglers to be the...
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    There is no time limit to quality but there is if...

    There is no time limit to quality but there is if you want to tie & make "some money" afraid 6 in 23mins is not going to enhance your bank balance too much. What with cost of materials, fly tying...
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    Think some of you guys have to remember these...

    Think some of you guys have to remember these rods are now 50 yrs old. Do not think they will stand comparison to todays stuff. Hardy & Orvis they are not.
    Yes they are cheap but when you are a boy...
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    Does the Atlantic drift work in reverse & my lost...

    Does the Atlantic drift work in reverse & my lost Scottish net end up in Tennessee..........well probably not.
    ;)
    Tight Lines
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    These Japanese rods appeared in the 50s & were...

    These Japanese rods appeared in the 50s & were brought back by servicemen serving over there. Cheap though they are they were actually quite good as a starter rod. They usually came in a varnished...
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    The one book with the exception of John Reids...

    The one book with the exception of John Reids Clyde Style Flies & Their Dressing that defines the genre is

    "Let's Fish The Clyde" by Robert C. Sharp

    Unfortunately this is now out of print &...
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    Ron: Nice to see someone from far away having a...

    Ron: Nice to see someone from far away having a go at this style....well done.
    Normand: Do not have the expertise or equipment to do a SBS if that is what you mean but there is a good U Tube of a...
  16. From a U K perspective I do not see this...

    From a U K perspective I do not see this happening, Have seen plenty of low end rods offered but you will always get that.
    Have never seen any high end manufacturers flogging on E Bay well not in...
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    Way I look at it. If you can jump over it in...

    Way I look at it.
    If you can jump over it in places without getting your feet wet it is a small creek (burn)
    If you can't it is a river.
    Tight Lines
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    Forgotten Flies " The Clyde Style"

    The Clyde Style

    Been a while since I did this, thought it might be of interest to some, so here goes with the first of the year. By way of a journal entry, I hope you like it.

    "The trout...
  19. Thread: Claret Gnat

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    Nice to see someone tying "proper flies"....

    Nice to see someone tying "proper flies". Proportion is excellent, well done. As good as any I have seen & I have seen more than a few
    Tight Lines
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    From an outsiders point (UK),I have never seen or...

    From an outsiders point (UK),I have never seen or heard a tying thread from Tiemco never mind a 16/0. Was it on sale in the USA because I am sure that it was never in the UK or I would have heard it...
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    Sticky: Yours truly, Loch Lossit, Isle of Islay,...

    Yours truly, Loch Lossit, Isle of Islay, Scotland. late May. The angler had a good day

    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f233/Algie123/DSCN1679.jpg

    Tight Lines

    Whoops, Just realised I...
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    A site you must check out is this one from the...

    A site you must check out is this one from the USA
    http://www.flymph.com/
    oh & mine for a Scottish perspective
    http://www.thehighlanderway.com/
    Tight Lines
  23. Tales from The Old Country.....Old Glasgow Tackle Shops, a boyhood memory

    Thought I might share this wee tale with you.

    Old Glasgow Tackle Shops 1965, a boyhood tour

    Saturday morning early we hopped on the 59 bus from Mosspark to Glasgow City Centre.
    Our pockets...
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    The nylon ones generally more robust than thread...

    The nylon ones generally more robust than thread made ones. There is little or no give in a thread one but having said that some people like that. Thread ones are more easily damaged & can be prone...
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    Thanks for comments. Not a writer, just...

    Thanks for comments. Not a writer, just reminiscing a life of wet fly fishing with a wee bit of prose. If some people enjoy my ramblings that is good enough for me.
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