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Vagabond

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  1. The only good thing I have found in the Napoleonic (metric) system is the metrication of swivel chairs. Got one chair each for self and wife, to go with our two desks, and the two chairs had ten legs between them ! I'm sitting on one now, typing this. Five legs under my seat (or seven if you count my own) means I now fall off my chair less often, however much whisky I drink, or however funny Newt's jokes are The Aussies went Napoleonic, and have forgotten Imperial - the sheila behind the counter was gob-smacked when in an outback bar I asked for a pint of beer..... They stil
  2. Soldier in British Railways buffet (those were the days!) to stout lady of a certain age behind the counter. "Two teas, duck" S.L behind c. "Don't you call ME Duck" Soldier "Well, you're no chicken, are you?" [ 18 February 2002, 07:31 PM: Message edited by: Vagabond ]
  3. Soldier in British Railways buffet (those were the days!) to stout lady of a certain age behind the counter. "Two teas, duck" S.L behind c. "Don't you call ME Duck" Soldier "Well, you're no chicken, are you?" [ 18 February 2002, 07:31 PM: Message edited by: Vagabond ]
  4. Woodys, for sure (wrong shape and wrong colour for Mandarins) I've seen plenty of both.
  5. Woodys, for sure (wrong shape and wrong colour for Mandarins) I've seen plenty of both.
  6. Are they meant to be weighted? and/or anchored? - after all, a stick float lies on its side unless shotted I've just looked at my N American Birds handbook, and the size is about right (18.5" length for the real thing) and they are not a bad representation either apart from the colour- probably the paint has discoloured a bit with age.
  7. Are they meant to be weighted? and/or anchored? - after all, a stick float lies on its side unless shotted I've just looked at my N American Birds handbook, and the size is about right (18.5" length for the real thing) and they are not a bad representation either apart from the colour- probably the paint has discoloured a bit with age.
  8. Cheers Ferret - Post again when you make your arrangements, and we'll see what can be done.
  9. Looks like the male American (Carolina) wood duck, ( Aix sponsa) but the colouring is not quite like the real thing. Probably used as decoys Come on Newt - is that right ? [ 17 February 2002, 04:29 PM: Message edited by: Vagabond ]
  10. Looks like the male American (Carolina) wood duck, ( Aix sponsa) but the colouring is not quite like the real thing. Probably used as decoys Come on Newt - is that right ? [ 17 February 2002, 04:29 PM: Message edited by: Vagabond ]
  11. quote: Originally posted by cliffy: [QBs. make sure hooklink is abrasion resistent as cats have a very rough mouth . and most of all--HANG ON-they fight like demons. [/QB] Yes - Quicksilver 45 lb braid is one good material for hooklink - and make sure your mainline is strong enough! Good luck
  12. Ferret - is that shore fishing or boat fishing you are after ? Leicester is a long way from anywhere:) ("anywhere" being the coast) but I suppose it is almost as near the Sussex coast as anywhere else. Do you get down south at all?
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