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    I am English and live in the trout paradise of NZ...

    I am English and live in the trout paradise of NZ and last year during a visit "home" to England a very kind gentleman invited me to fish with him on a couple of Chalk Streams close to Salisbury,...
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    Sounds like a fantastic trip Hap, look forward to...

    Sounds like a fantastic trip Hap, look forward to seeing some pictures.
    All the best.
    Mike
  3. Thread: Fiberglass

    by Mike Thomas
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    I bought a Redington Butterstick last year, it is...

    I bought a Redington Butterstick last year, it is a lovely rod to fish, relaxed casting style and every fish is a battle even the smaller ones!
    All the best.
    Mike
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    Good to hear you are getting out Jim, thats more...

    Good to hear you are getting out Jim, thats more than I have managed lately, new job keeping me busy!
    All the best.
    Mike
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    I don't know how it works in the States, but down...

    I don't know how it works in the States, but down here for Sage or Reddington repair I take my gear to the local retailer, pay a NZ$50 handling fee and they sort it out from there, usually takes...
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    As they say down here, "SWEET!" All the best....

    As they say down here, "SWEET!"
    All the best.
    Mike
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    My thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you...

    My thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you and your family, Betty.
    All the very best
    Mike
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    I'd keep the rod you have and look for a back up...

    I'd keep the rod you have and look for a back up rod, something like the Redington Predator would be good, very affordable and a really nice rod to cast.
    All the best.
    Mike
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    Auckland on a Tuesday

    Hi Guys, I took a visitor from the UK out for a fish after work yesterday, we started off at Point Chev in the upper harbor but the water was very murky and no luck so we moved to Meola reef, a...
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    Jim, my thoughts are with you and your good lady...

    Jim, my thoughts are with you and your good lady as well as with Rene and Justin.
    All the very best.
    Mike
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    That is very good news! Superb! All the best....

    That is very good news! Superb!
    All the best.
    Mike
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    Hi Jim, hope all is well with you? I am using a...

    Hi Jim, hope all is well with you?
    I am using a #9 the fish in the picture are do-able on a #7, but only a few inches longer and you need a #12! The biggest King was not legal, probably only 65cm...
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    by Mike Thomas
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    Have seen some very cold looking pictures from...

    Have seen some very cold looking pictures from the USA in the papers, hope you are all wrapped up warm! It is 25c here in Auckland today, come on down for a cold beer!All the best.Mike
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    Hi Jeff, they are fantastic fun, but the ones...

    Hi Jeff, they are fantastic fun, but the ones that hang around this spot are mostly around 50 to 60cm long so not legal.
    The ones we catch from the channel markers are a bit bigger, but harder to...
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    Auckland on a monday

    Hi guys managed a quick trip out with a mate on his boat on Monday after work. We quickly got into some small Kingfish not 5 minutes from the launching ramp.
    They might be small but man can they...
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    Nice Jeff, good to see you are getting out. I...

    Nice Jeff, good to see you are getting out. I drove down to the Ohinimuri just before new year and it was high and brown! So I drove on the Waitatheta and it was high but clear, it is a lovely river,...
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    NZ style is always the way to go:razz:! Actualy I...

    NZ style is always the way to go:razz:! Actualy I usually use a dry fly as an indicator, but the NZ style indicator is a good way to go, you can adjust it easily, it does not kink the line as much as...
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    Thanks Jim, must be all downhill from here:D!...

    Thanks Jim, must be all downhill from here:D!
    All the best.
    Mike
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    Sticky: Nice shot Kerry, I must invest in a polarized...

    Nice shot Kerry, I must invest in a polarized filter soon.
    Here are a couple from last weekend down under.
    A Kakariki, or red cap parakeet...
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    Have a look at some of the British forums, the...

    Have a look at some of the British forums, the poms are regular visitors to Cuba and it seams to be one of the "top of the bucket list" places for them.
    If you google search flyforums uk you will...
  21. Thread: Back

    by Mike Thomas
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    Hi Kerry, good to see you posting, even if it is...

    Hi Kerry, good to see you posting, even if it is bad news!
    I hope all goes well for you and the Steelhead return to the Skagit, if they do be sure and post some pics!
    Good luck and god bless
    All...
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    Thanks guys, jeff the access is very easy, a...

    Thanks guys, jeff the access is very easy, a little bit of gravel road is the biggest problem and it is no problem at all! There is a doc camp ground about 2 miles downstream from that pool so you...
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    Coromandel streams

    Hi Guys, I had a day to play with my new Butterstick 8ft #5 on some small streams in the Coromandel Ranges on the way to Whitianga for a days Kingfish fishing.
    I started out on a small stream that...
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    Rio has the Mainstream in a DT I believe, ebay is...

    Rio has the Mainstream in a DT I believe, ebay is a good place to start.
    I spent the last couple of weeks looking in every tackle shop close to me for a DT line for my new fiberglass rod and could...
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    Redington Butterstick

    Hi Guys, my Redington Butterstick 8ft #5 arrived last week and I took it out for a cast on grass today, so I thought I would share my first impressions.
    Firstly the rod is a brassy, bright Yellow,...
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