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  Topic: Venue Review - Barnes Lakes, Oxfordshire

Replies: 7
Views: 13284

PostForum: Venue Reviews   Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 am   Subject: Closed for trout
I heard they were retiring and no longer felt up to the general management of the fishery but were using up the last of the fish they had on site and once they were gone.......! Could be an opportunit ...
  Topic: coloured wire

Replies: 18
Views: 9762

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:28 pm   Subject: coloured wire
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Grenadier, but the wire that Frank Sawyer used is going to be difficult to find now. The wire, the diameter of which was "little thicker than a human hair" ...
  Topic: I have been playing with my camera

Replies: 4
Views: 2551

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 12:49 pm   Subject: Light
I think you are right about light distribution but you might find a commercial light tent quite restrictive. I got mine from Maplin and it is less than 18" cubed. Maybe I'm just clumsy but I pr ...
  Topic: Dyna-King Barracuda

Replies: 0
Views: 1225

PostForum: Classifieds   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:37 am   Subject: Dyna-King Barracuda
Dyna-King Barracuda Vice for sale, table clamp model.

Great vice, in perfect condition, should last for decades.

£280 inc P&P will secure, will be £300 on eBay in the New Year.

Happy ...
  Topic: Whats your best fly for catching trout?

Replies: 11
Views: 1979

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:43 pm   Subject: Whats your best fly for catching trout?
Sawyer's PTN, by miles. My "go-to" fly.

  Topic: (UN)Hinged Loops

Replies: 15
Views: 5733

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:48 pm   Subject: (UN)Hinged Loops
I moved away from braided loops, even the Roman Moser MInicons, because I was unhappy with the hinging effect and the rather bulky join between fly line and leader.

I now nail knot a 9ft, tapered l ...
  Topic: Scissors

Replies: 8
Views: 2403

PostForum: Tackle Talk   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:02 am   Subject: Fluffy Kitten

That "Fluffy Kitten" is impressive. What size hook is it dressed on ? Laughing

  Topic: snowbie waldron vice ,

Replies: 22
Views: 5025

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:32 pm   Subject: snowbie waldron vice ,
Hi Hellbound

Just FYI, Peter Cockwill has a Snowbee Waldron vice in his shop in Albury. I know it's a long way to go there from Essex, but if you find yourself in the area it might be worth a look ...
  Topic: Upwing Olive Step-by-Step

Replies: 19
Views: 14261

PostForum: Step By Step Fly Tying   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:56 pm   Subject: Upwing Olive Step-by-Step
nice...i need to order some cdc.

just as i thought...i went looking for cdc and the first place i looked there's a huge choice Rolling Eyes ...
  Topic: new vice

Replies: 11
Views: 6243

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:10 pm   Subject: new vice
Hi Dave

I totally agree with Arkle, Weaver's vices are about the best value around. I started with a Weaver type 2 and moved on to a Weaver Scottie.

Highly recommended, see [url= ...
  Topic: EDIT : Teeny Nymphs

Replies: 14
Views: 19129

PostForum: Step By Step Fly Tying   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:12 pm   Subject: EDIT : Teeny Nymphs
Hi All

I have been meaning to do this for some time, and I figured it's a good time now. The links below are to a couple of videos of Teeny Nymphs being tied by their creator, Jim Teeny. The firs ...
  Topic: Magnifier and sight board

Replies: 26
Views: 8929

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:17 pm   Subject: Magnifier and sight board
Hi All

Passing on a bargain - Maplin are currently selling an anglepoise style illuminated magnifier for ten quid; that's £20 off !


Hop ...
  Topic: Venue Review - Barnes Lakes, Oxfordshire

Replies: 7
Views: 13284

PostForum: Venue Reviews   Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:58 pm   Subject: Venue Review - Barnes Lakes, Oxfordshire
Barnes Lakes is not your average fishery. Let's be straight - if you are happy ripping leaded Catís Whiskers and Vivas past recently stocked rainbows then read no further; go elsewhere, ...
  Topic: USD flies

Replies: 7
Views: 2586

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:00 pm   Subject: Re: USD flies
picked up "The Trout and the Fly" by Brian Clarke and John Goddard from the market today. In it there is a particularly interesting referance to tying dry flies upside down, that is with th ...
  Topic: Stolen Fire

Replies: 4
Views: 1304

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:04 pm   Subject: Stolen Fire
how did they manage to walk out wit it?

That's the first question I asked Chris. John (Barnes) says it isn't particularly heavy despite being cast iron, a reasonably fit man could lift it.

Whoe ...
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