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by Hornbeam
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: A near encounter today.
Replies: 7
Views: 178

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: 178

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: 178

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: 178

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: 2814

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: 8964

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: 20670

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:

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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: 2858

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...
by Hornbeam
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Being fit
Replies: 26
Views: 2858

Re: Being fit

Last week, as an experiment, I ate nothing at all on from Sunday evening through to about 13.00 on Friday. I drank mostly water, but also my usual coffee with some milk (I gave up sugar in tea and cofee in my early teenage years). Apart from feeling a bit fidgety in the afternoons and it was worse o...
by Hornbeam
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Grog
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Grog

There was a time in not too distant living memory when you just couldn't get a decent beer in the US for love nor money. Now there are zillions of little craft breweries everywhere in the USA and many of them making fabulous stuff. Down here in East Sussex our local brewery is Harveys of Lewes and t...

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