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Sequence Switching

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OK, this has nothing to do with Genetics. Or does it? All my life I tied without realising for the most part I did so left-handed while being ambidextrous in some tasks. It was my friend Pete, that finally pointed … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Cone

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Uses: The Ice Cream Cone is meant to represent deep lying chironomid pupae. It is primarily a stillwater pattern that is especially effective when the naturals are staging. The pattern sinks quickly to depth where its white bead head, thought … Continue reading

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San Juan Vertical Chest pack

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Fishpond’s new San Juan Vertical Chest Pack is for the angler who travels light. With room for leader material, basic tools, leader & fly treatments, and the rest, this is an effective design. At the front an outer pocket holds … Continue reading

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Trout in Dirty Places

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Scanning the fishing section of a good bookshop, usually you’ll turn up at least a few venue guides. All too often these are dry, bizarrely uninformative iterations. To be frank, the last time I bought one was an act of … Continue reading

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Muddler Minnow

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Uses: This is a long established pattern with a history preceding the famous Woolly Bugger. Designed by Don Gapen, as a sculpin imitation for trout, the Muddler works for any species that respond to streamer patterns, especially in circumstances where fish … Continue reading

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Redington CPX Zip-front Wader

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Redington bring a new and contemporary styled zip-front breathable wader to a competitive market. Taking a serious shot at the mid market, will they hit the spot? Site editor, Raif Killips, has tried and tested Redington’s new offering and reports his findings in this review. Continue reading

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Samsung Solid Immerse

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Sensibly priced rugged phone from Samsung. Ever had your phone killed by fish slime, river water, sand and grit? If so, you might wanna buy yourself a more rugged cell phone that’ll take the rigours of a hard day’s fishing. For a simple low tech look at the Samsung’s GT-B2710 Continue reading

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CPX to Sonic Pro Zip-front

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Well, it’s two seasons since I first pulled on the CPXs and I’m reporting back like I said I would. Of course, you may be wondering why I’m posting an update when these waders are discontinued, replaced by the Sonic-Pros. … Continue reading

Marine Astro Turf

Marine Astro Turf

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Not exactly Astro Turf, but artificial sea grass, is being used to replace lost plant cover in Coromandel estuary reserve by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand. It’s thought that increased sedimentation through wash-off … Continue reading

Dead Zones

Dead Zones

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I was just reading an article over at www.delmarvanow.com about the effects of oxygen depleted regions in the world’s oceans. A scientific study has established that while hypoxic zones, as they are known, are naturally occurring phenomena they are expanding … Continue reading