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  1. ... and as the rest of us seem to be invisible, there was little point in our postings [ 10. June 2004, 02:28 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  2. quote: Originally posted by j_s: Any ideas on the best way of targeting the trout in there? ........ Apache, where are you when we need you? On that maggotywotsits forum I'll bet DG
  3. quote: Originally posted by j_s: DG, I'm only quoting Farnham AS on the size of pike, it did seem a bit on the large side to me and more wishful thinking than fact Here is a pick of the barbel swim I found, it was very relaxing watching them move in the current. A beautiful swim, typical of the Loddon .. and you can what I mean about trout ....! DG
  4. quote: Originally posted by Leon Roskilly: It's probably not a direct ban on angling that will do for us in the end, but a steady erosion of our liberties as anglers. That's why we should all suppport, and more importantly get involved with our angling bodies who we feel should do the job of standing up for us. Right now, there are many ready to complain, far too few prepared to get involved) Tight Lines - leon Well, another job for George Bush, maybe :confused: DG
  5. quote: Originally posted by Saul: I'm trying to identify a very nasty pond weed that has taken over a small pond I think this weed is called George Bush and originates in the USA DG quote: Originally posted by Saul: Any ideas of how to get rid of it ? Well, if Newt and his fellow Americans get their brains and another anatomical part of their rear nether regions in-gear next time around, and the votes aren't rigged as allegedly they were in Florida last time, that should do the trick [ 10. June 2004, 11:45 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  6. quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: I find it's fine for using as Trout fly leaders. Nice turn over, less tangles and the knot strength if tied carefully [as should be all knots in any material] is also fine. Colin By it, I take it that you mean PVDF fluorocarbon-polymer based lines ? .... as opposed to hybrid co-polymers of fluoro and nylon etc? DG quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: I use 5lb - 8lb and it's generally the Fulling Mill brand as it tends to be the cheapest. Colin Hmm, nice ... I like the best to be the cheapest ...see, it is
  7. quote: Originally posted by Cranfield: I have been bringing a "fluorocarbon coated, copolymer line" back from the US for the last few years and am very impressed with it. The Manufacturer is P-Line and the product is "P-Line Fluoroclear". It is virtually invisible in the water, has good knot strength when using the usual knots and casts nicely. This year I have brought back their "X-tra Strong" version to try. __________________ Heard a lot about P-Lines, mostly good Never used it myself. It's obviously something I ought to try-out. Thanks for the feedb
  8. quote: Originally posted by j_s: I'm off to the River Loddon between Wokingham and Reading to fish for whatever I can catch, they have: Barbel to 14lb; Chub to 6lb; perch to 3lb; roach to 3lb; pike to 30lb (can't fish for them until I have attended/passed a course through the club) carp to 18lb bream to 6lb + others I think. ...yup ... nice venue ... Apache's neck of the woods, too .... re: other species, how's about trout? .. loads of 'em in there Re: pike, I've not heard of a 30+ lb fish having come out of there in the last couple of years, have you?? DG
  9. quote: Originally posted by sue: Regarding the post on giving away the locations of fishing venues, It was interesting to read the views on this. Does that mean I won't get many replies to my post of 6th June about where to fish in Wiltshire? If so and if people don't want to give away these sort of details on the site, why can't you send people like me an email? What do you think? The good side would be that only people who received email answers from their posts would know the venues, the bad side is that you might have unwanted emails being sent to you. Sue Sue I fish in Wiltshi
  10. quote: Originally posted by sue: Regarding the post on giving away the locations of fishing venues, It was interesting to read the views on this. Does that mean I won't get many replies to my post of 6th June about where to fish in Wiltshire? If so and if people don't want to give away these sort of details on the site, why can't you send people like me an email? What do you think? The good side would be that only people who received email answers from their posts would know the venues, the bad side is that you might have unwanted emails being sent to you. Sue Sue I fish in Wiltshi
  11. quote: Originally posted by Nugg: before you get too carried away their prices are ex-VAT. DOH ! ________________ __________ [ 09. June 2004, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  12. quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: Sorry mate couldn't resist it!! ___________ DG [ 09. June 2004, 10:18 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  13. quote: Originally posted by BUDGIE: All this talk about Bathhampton AA has made me feel quite nostalgic! I was a member as a very young lad! caught my first Roach from the canal and my first Pike. ... yup, and fibre-glass has been discovered since then!! DG
  14. quote: Originally posted by mark barrett: ... without question the first night is going to be after Zander, .... but the middle level or the Ouse are looking like hot favourites, last year I had a 12.06 on the 17th, hoping for similar this year!!! Hmmmm nice! Good luck. Maybe the Cut-off channel too? ____________ Go for it ! D :cool: G [ 09. June 2004, 10:16 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  15. quote: Originally posted by malevans: ... I use normal nylon for the main-line, and braid or Maxima Clear for the hook-lengths. However I never fish with anything other than tapered co-polymer for fly fishing, point strength anything from 2 lb for small trout to 16.5 lb for salmon. I have total faith in the leaders and have not been let down yet. I use fluorocarbon for saltwater/pike fly leader but have never hook anything large enough to really test them, although smash takes from high single figure pike have tested them to a degree. I use Riverge Grand Max plus a wire
  16. quote: Originally posted by BUDGIE: £7 thats more like it! V grateful for everyone's help ( except Colin's wine-dupp) ... what I've decided to do it to email a guy I know in the States and ask him to get half-a-dozen from BassPro and to air-mail them to me as a gift (to be repaid at a later date) It'll be interesting to see the gross cost to-my-doormat, and if it's less than £7, eat your heart out Colin DG DG
  17. Oh well, I must brace myself and get ready to be totally underwhelmed by the lack of interest in this critical parameter in fishing..... _______________ DG
  18. quote: Originally posted by Colin Brett: I just bought some at Chatsworth Angling Show at £7 each from the Snowbee stand [Carrilion] Colin .. and that's supposed to make me feel better? :confused: :mad: DG [ 09. June 2004, 02:11 PM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  19. quote: Originally posted by Julian: LOL – Fishing is not all about ‘substantiating data’ you know! ... agreed, but making pronouncements is, if they are to have any credibility. Why not buy a line which, in the first place meets the manufacturer's claims (BS, diameter etc) e.g. 12 lb BS, and then why knot use a knot which when wet (try fishing any other way) gives a breaking strength of 90+ % of the original dry unknotted BS? Otherwise why bother buying line based on BS or diameter or anything? Paying attention to detail and facts enables one to achieve maximum wet knot strength
  20. quote: Originally posted by RUDD: I use ESP Ghost and have never had a problem with in in 12lb breaking strain. It has also outfished all other hooklengths for me on the waters I fish. Rudd Which other hooklengths, as a matter of interest? DG
  21. quote: Originally posted by Julian: If upping the BS gets the results, then where’s the problem? .. well, where do I start .. diameter, presentation (poorer), suppleness (worse) .. Can't agree that the over-hand knot is the best, i.e. strongest, wet .... what back-to-back pukka comparative data do you have to substantiate that? And my whole point is ... that the only thing that matters is wet knot Breaking Strength, from a strength aspect, not mfs' claimed BSs on the spool... so testing your knotted line dry is .. well, work it out There is an ISO/EN method used by EFFTA
  22. quote: Originally posted by Julian: In reply to DG: ....have been using the ESP stuff for 4 years or so. On 12 lb BS I was getting around 8 lb knot strength so moved up to the 15 which gave me about 12lb – fine for the situation. I assume your knot BS figures were obtained (you don't say how i.e. the actual method) using dry, unconditioned line? And, BTW, which knot wre you using? And of course, you don't know (do you?) what the actual dry unknotted BS of the line is/was? Assuming it was the claimed 12 lb, then your dry knot strength is only 66% .... I rest
  23. quote: Originally posted by GlennB: Cheers for all the info DG! Turns out that Bristol Amalgamated AA is indeed the same as Bristol,Bath+Wiltshire AA. £30 book , signing up today Tight lines ! Glenn Enjoy! Few Clubs can offer more venues with more specimen chub, pike, perch and barbel than Bristol Amalgamated, and all for 30 squid! You won't regret it .. guaranteed ..... must get my new Club Book next time I'm down that neck of the woods. DG [ 08. June 2004, 11:43 AM: Message edited by: The Diamond Geezer ]
  24. quote: Originally posted by Graham X: At the moment I've got Trilene Sensation (clear/white) XL (clear/white) and Big Game (clay) all in 6 lb b.s., rigged-up on three different float setups. My favourite is definitely the clay-coloured Big Game. The most "invisible" of the lot IMO. [Me a "line tart"? Never!] All the best. Thanks for that info, G Good choices of lines there, IMHO ... and there's nowt tarty about keeping abreast of the times and technology to make-sure that the single most important part of your tackle is the best there is I mean, h
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