North Country spider article

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Re: North Country spider article

Post by DUBBN » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:38 pm

RobSmith1964 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Is he the Halford to my Skues 😂
I’m not an expert by the way, I’m an enthusiast!
I have seen how you self gloss on FaceBook. I am pretty sure you and Mr. Herd are the same person. In any event, it is entertaining to see you two throw temper tantru....... Uh, point out each others lack of knowledge. Good stuff carry on.
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by Johnno » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:04 pm

Perhaps he is the Skues to your Halford.... ?
;)
:twisted:
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by RobSmith1964 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:41 am

http://www.fishingmuseum.org.uk/origins.html

Is it safe to assume that all the medieval anglers were bait fishermen, and that no anglers used the fly. Strange that these illustrations are in religious buildings given Mr Herd's view that they merely netted carp ponds. It is also strange that archaeological research at Bolton Abbey beside the River Wharfe shows zero evidence of the existence of fish ponds. Ponds that were once fought to be fish ponds have actually turned out to be Tanning Pits. Replicate a percentage of these findings across a small proportion of monastic buildings, and Mr Herd's statement about them not taking the opportunity to fish their local waters starts to crumble.

http://www.fishingbookreviews.co.uk/bul ... ermen.html
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by daringduffer » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:02 am

This is a typical British 'robust discussion'. Don't worry about the noise, just read the fine print. The end result just might add to our knowledge...
;)

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Re: North Country spider article

Post by RobSmith1964 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:20 am

The difference between this and a robust discussion, is the inherent malice of Mr Herd which is fuelled by an unseen hand. I am fully aware of this and will say no more on the matter.
Except that Johno owns Mr Herd some money for a lost bet 😁
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by Anherd » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:46 am

RobSmith1964 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:24 pm

PS. When I buy Andrew a coffee at the BFFI I will put him right on when the number of hackle turns comes from. It certainly isn’t Mr Fogg!
I'll tell you what Rob, if you buy me a coffee at the Fly Fair, then I will be glad to drink it with you. We might differ on a few things, but if everyone always wrote exactly the same thing, then there wouldn't be much to read about. So come over to the Medlar stand!
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by RobSmith1964 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:00 am

I will do Andrew, there may be a strange baked almond taste to your coffee, but just ignore that!
I am giving a PowerPoint on both days about North Country/Wharfedale Flies feel free to take a seat and grumble. I am also bringing down a small collection of items relating to the history of the patterns, you are free to have a rummage through them over a glass of wine in the evening if you are staying in the vicinity.
You may want to alter your previous post about Pritt founding a private syndicate at West Tanfield, as it was in fact Walbran who founded the club not Pritt :D
http://www.tanfieldac.co.uk/history/

If ever you want a few bits relating to the flies and such send me an email to rob@northcountryflies.com and I will with pleasure send you whatever I can.
Rob
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by Anherd » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:02 am

Johnno wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Perhaps he is the Skues to your Halford.... ?
;)
:twisted:
Curiously, Skues and Halford got on pretty well for most of their lives. They had no choice, because they both served on the committee of the Flyfishers' Club, so they saw a lot of each other. It was only after Halford died in 1913 that Skues started having a go at him :D
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by Anherd » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:03 am

RobSmith1964 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:00 am
I will do Andrew, there may be a strange baked almond taste to your coffee, but just ignore that!
I am giving a PowerPoint on both days about North Country/Wharfedale Flies feel free to take a seat and grumble. I am also bringing down a small collection of items relating to the history of the patterns, you are free to have a rummage through them over a glass of wine in the evening if you are staying in the vicinity.
You may want to alter your previous post about Pritt founding a private syndicate at West Tanfield, as it was in fact Walbran who founded the club not Pritt :D
http://www.tanfieldac.co.uk/history/

If ever you want a few bits relating to the flies and such send me an email to rob@northcountryflies.com and I will with pleasure send you whatever I can.
Rob
Too right, it was Walbran—that was finger trouble. And don't worry, I'm not going to come and barrack you from the back at the BFFI!
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Re: North Country spider article

Post by RobSmith1964 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:09 am

I'm a blunt Yorkshireman, barracking has never stopped my from putting forth my point of view. Much to many's cost ;)
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