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by ACW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Wing burners
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Wing burners

Any luck finding them ,not seen any like that .
If any help i have a few brass ones from way way back you could have!
by ACW
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: New to the Board, Introductions
Topic: New to the Board
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: New to the Board

Dave you will come to love your HT4,mine gets trips to the test for grayling and my local resser for most everything ffloating line !
by ACW
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heating lines in hot water.
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: Heating lines in hot water.

Just a blast from my past .
silk lines get very stiff when temperatures drop below zeroC.
by ACW
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas 2020!
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Happy Christmas 2020!

Similar greetings from a GOF ,being grumpy in Highbury London !
Trusting 2021 is a much kinder year for us all .
by ACW
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly pattern details
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Fly pattern details

Lou, swff isnt my thing but I do know that often simple is best .My example is grayling flys ,lots of folks would use 5/6 features, for my fishing varied weighting and a simple pink dubbed body would out fish many of the contived patteerns ,it was a case of presentation and manipulation. Best thing ...
by ACW
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: SL Rods ERN ????
Replies: 16
Views: 753

Re: SL Rods ERN ????

Trout reservoir fishing for example. When I started I used a genuine 7WT line. I moved to a 6WT about 30 years ago. Nowadays I use a 4WT. Most reservoir anglers are using 8WT lines or possibly even heavier if the rod has an 8WT label. How can you fish a team of buzzers or dries on such tackle with f...
by ACW
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Favorite bobbin
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Favorite bobbin

Another fan of tiemco ,i have a dozen or so bobbin holders all over a decade old some probably 40 years of use .I really cant see the need for anything more complex,but then I am still dressing using a Thompson thats near 50 years old with a replacement set of jaws .
by ACW
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: release timing when spey cast shooting,long belly
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: release timing when spey cast shooting,long belly

Hopefully one of the technical casters will have an answer.
Having started speycasting in the days of 40yard DTs ,i just "let go " when it feels right!
by ACW
Thu May 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Managing mono shooting lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Managing mono shooting lines

Something I did way back in the 70s was to use a15foot or so of hollow braid in between my head and amnesia running line .worked pletty well for heaving any thing from lead core to full floater .
by ACW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Re: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook

Paul as near as dammit 70 and suffering from the result of fiftyodd years of tobacco abuse ,i am pretty good . Had the good fortune to spend 3 days on the spey just before it all got locked down. The beat my son and I fished has long long pools that are perfect for simple cast and swing .with my COP...

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