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by Hornbeam
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Favorite bobbin
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Favorite bobbin

I'd agree with the views already expressed here. There are plenty of fancier, more complicated and more recent bobbin holders around, but I don't think any of them add anything particularly worthwhile. The heavier duty Tiemco bobbin holders, with the black ceramic tubes and offset legs, have been my...
by Hornbeam
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Chadwix wool
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Chadwix wool

A SHORT STORY One day, Mr Sawyer was making a nuisance of himself, rummaging through Mrs Sawyer's sewing basket. There were a few cards of darning wool inside. One was bottle green, another black and another navy blue. There was one other, with just a few turns of yarn left on it: a sort of pinky be...
by Hornbeam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: A near encounter today.
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: A near encounter today.

Hi James,
That would be most interesting and thanks for the tip!
Cheers,
Tony
by Hornbeam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: A near encounter today.
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: A near encounter today.

Wow, James! Are those distances beyond 55 yards done with single-handed fly rods?! Well out of my league! I never thought I was a great caster, but I could hold my own in 'ordinary company'. I qualified as APGAI in 1989.
Cheers,
Tony
by Hornbeam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: A near encounter today.
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: A near encounter today.

Hi Lasse, You're damned right! Lead core shooting heads can literally be a PIA! I remember a couple of times I got things completely wrong and had that SOaB lash me across the small of the back. F***ing painful! After my friend, John Hatherell died. Some of his fishing stuff was auctioned at the AGM...
by Hornbeam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: A near encounter today.
Replies: 7
Views: 375

A near encounter today.

I had to pop into nearby Hawkhurst (Kent) for some supplies this morning. For some reason, I thought of Ian Thomson, who used to be the resident casting instructor at Bewl Water. The thought was in my head when, blow me, I caught a glimpse of someone who looked like Ian, but it was hard to tell: I w...
by Hornbeam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Best flurocarbon to mono knot?
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

Re: Best flurocarbon to mono knot?

I use the name 'Water Knot' for the simple reason that that is what it has been known as for centuries! The name 'Surgeon's Knot' is very much more recent (damned Americans). If you ask a surgeon (who is not a fly fisher) about the Surgeon's Knot, they will either stare blankly at you, or refer to a...
by Hornbeam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: set of four fly boxes and surround
Replies: 12
Views: 9245

Re: set of four fly boxes and surround

What is the timber, please? Apologies if I missed something.

Tony
by Hornbeam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Knife-porn!
Replies: 55
Views: 21746

Re: Knife-porn!

daniel wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:01 pm
Back from fishing to find this had been delivered today. No idea how its gonna turn out but looking forward to putting my first knife together :cool: :pirate:

Image
Where is that blade from and what steel?

Cheers,
Tony
by Hornbeam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Being fit
Replies: 26
Views: 3361

Re: Being fit

When I was measuring that I was running 20km most days. It’s very surprising for me. However I don’t feel that I was simply burning fat. I know what that feels like from Ironman. I think most people just eat too much and this idea that you somehow need three meals a day to function is nonsense. The...

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