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    I use MetOffice, XCWeather and Metcheck (good...

    I use
    MetOffice, XCWeather and Metcheck (good for a long term forecast) - I always cross check
    but find XCWeather particularly good for the wind forecast. I reckon it has the best 'current...
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    Hi SiMap, just noticed this thread, I'm not too...

    Hi SiMap, just noticed this thread, I'm not too far away from you and there's some excellent still water opportunities not too far away.

    Loch Earn is a good introduction to a large loch - I would...
  3. Thread: Rucksacs

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    I have a veritable array of ruck sacks for...

    I have a veritable array of ruck sacks for different purposes so I'll throw my two pennyworth in.

    Total agreement with others, a 60-65 litre bag is typically ideal for the job. On top of that a...
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    Aye, someone even set up a Facebook page that...

    Aye, someone even set up a Facebook page that covers the abuse https://www.facebook.com/Glenetivethedirtytruth/

    The reality is that even if people cleaned up after themselves the camping pressure...
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    Thanks All - I've gone for Flikr (just because it...

    Thanks All - I've gone for Flikr (just because it was te first suggested) and sorted the latest blog. I'll also take a shufty at Google pics to check it out.
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    Thanks guys - I've signed up for Flikr but...

    Thanks guys - I've signed up for Flikr but another query - how on earth do you get the URL?
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    Photobucket alternative???

    Hi,

    Having just used photobucket for the first time in ages I've now become aware they are sticking a watermark on my pics. Has anyone got any suggestions for an alternative? I don't...
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    Two Nights on Loch Etive

    A short blog from a short trip 2 nights on Loch Etive that we did back in July but I just haven't gotten round to writing up. As we hadn't had many opportunities to get on the water I'm afraid there...
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    Sticky: Throwing my hat into the ring... ...

    Throwing my hat into the ring...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPR9ib0gFyc
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    Thanks Smurf - I have used it a couple of times...

    Thanks Smurf - I have used it a couple of times in anger now and kinda got the hang of it. My issue was just getting the gap between fly and ground big enough. Seems to preform pretty well and great...
  11. It's still on mine, 40 quid for a weeks permit on...

    It's still on mine, 40 quid for a weeks permit on nearly every loch in Assynt is hard to beat! I'd hoped to get in a bit of fly fishing as well but with the weather being kind crappy I just...
  12. Loch Bad a' Ghaill, Cam Loch & Loch Assynt

    Here's a wee video blog from last week in Assynt. Been dreaming of canoeing a handful of the multitude of lochs in Assynt and wild camping but the weather put paid to doing a loch a day. However you...
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    Thanks guys - I went and looked at the Robens...

    Thanks guys - I went and looked at the Robens product video again just after posting my query and spotted the gap round the bottom of the fly. I think I've had that far too low - I'll try pegging the...
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    Robens Green Cone Tipi Help!!!

    Does anyone else have a Robens Green Cone Tipi?
    I bought one at the start of this year and intend using it in anger in the very near future but I'm struggling to get it to pitch well.

    One of the...
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    Hope you have fun - water levels were the highest...

    Hope you have fun - water levels were the highest they've been for a couple of years when I was fishing there last week so you should get the opportunity to paddle up the wee burn at the north end...
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    Loch Voil, River Larig and Loch Doine

    Here's a wee video from a day out on Loch Voil, the very short run up the connecting section of the River Larig and round Loch Doine.

    Weather was great if a bit chilly with conditions on the water...
  17. Thread: Trestles

    by son goku
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    I use two black and decker work mates fully...

    I use two black and decker work mates fully opened, positioned near'ish to the stern and bow, works well for my Hou 16'.
  18. Thread: Loch Arkaig

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    There's parking options the west end of the loch...

    There's parking options the west end of the loch (literally end of the road, but a wee bit of a walk down to the water) normally used by fishermen but now the season is over it should be quiet and...
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    Sounds like a good story in there somewhere :) -...

    Sounds like a good story in there somewhere :) - after a particular a youtube vid (think it was Shawn James/My Self Reliance) I've gotten into the habit of tying up regardless, he had some story...
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    I couldn't shake off the original duck - it just...

    I couldn't shake off the original duck - it just kept following me around. It wasn't until I was reviewing the footage that I spotted the three of them following us as we carried the canoe from the...
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    Half a day on Loch Tay

    Unfavourable weather conditions have kept us off the water for weeks but when a window of opportunity arose on Sunday we jumped at it! We'd been on Tay earlier in the year but time and conditions...
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    One consideration for telescopic vs multi-section...

    One consideration for telescopic vs multi-section rods (and I do use a 5 piece fly rod as telescopic flys just don't cut the mustard) - one of the advantages is you can leave your telescopic 'set-up'...
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    I second Stinkwheels post - I've found burning...

    I second Stinkwheels post - I've found burning citronella oil effective at keeping the bugs at bay and the natural flame provides a more pleasant if dimmer light. I've also recently taken to using...
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    Hi Mark - speaking as a life time fly fisherman...

    Hi Mark - speaking as a life time fly fisherman (over 3 1/2 decades) who occasionally dabbles in a wee bit of spinning and sea fishing I have a couple of cheap Shakespeare Firebird combos that serve...
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    So I've come to the party, waaay too late however...

    So I've come to the party, waaay too late however a suggestion for the sake of posterity.

    I bought a cheapy plastic/ally paddle purely for use as a spare - said paddle has an adjustable shaft...
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