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by andrewparkeruk
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Interesting how much fish sleep!
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Interesting how much fish sleep!

I remember seeing a good sized Grayling drifting downstream, gently turning with the current, on the R Lathkill (Derbyshire, UK). My only explanation was it was napping.
I almost stood on a big Brown Trout in very shallow pocket water in NZ around midday: not sure which of us was most surprised
by andrewparkeruk
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Italian style of casting...
Replies: 31
Views: 3863

Italian style of casting...

Vince, I was very impressed by Malik’s demo at EWF a few years ago: Paul was there. I have never taken it on, but have had a couple of years where fishing was not available to me. I have met a couple of the UK/Massimo school guys: I really should have a closer look but if it requires a new rod, it w...
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Level tips on fly lines?
Replies: 18
Views: 2176

Level tips on fly lines?

Out of interest Paul, does your Thunderbolt line have factory loops or a level tip?

by andrewparkeruk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Which guides, if you can choose?
Replies: 25
Views: 6627

Which guides, if you can choose?

... is it all about to happen? :)
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Congratulations Ashly and Paul
Replies: 18
Views: 8454

Congratulations Ashly and Paul

Have a great life together

by andrewparkeruk
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Forget about hand and rod. Think line
Replies: 24
Views: 5471

Forget about hand and rod. Think line

Analogies thought up by people who already “get it”, then try to condense thousands of hours of enlightenment into a phrase, are just words. My Dad taught me to cut wood using a saw, saying “let the saw do the work”. Those who can effortlessly saw wood will know what he was trying to convey. Now we ...
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: MCI in USA
Replies: 32
Views: 6766


Paul when I did my CI test at the sexyloops meet at Strathdon, the lead examiner Dan McCrimmom recommended using a #7 and a 9’6” rod in case the weather turned to shit (my choice of words, not Dan’s). I used a #6 outfit and a yellow WF line which I though was easy to see; unfortunately not and I had...
by andrewparkeruk
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Ghost net?
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Ghost net?

Lars I bought one of these to replace the ripped net on my McLean. The advantage is these "rubber" nets do not tear when snagged in vegetation. Disadvantage is the net is very shallow. Not to...
by andrewparkeruk
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Sage X
Replies: 51
Views: 19872

Sage X

Now those blanks are lighter, I can have another biscuit.

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