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About geoffwga1

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  • Birthday 19/09/1938

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    Spokane WA USA
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    almost all types of fishing.
    Girls (just dreaming)

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  1. How much to chum?

    I have been reading this thread with interest,obviously depending on area and conditions the amount of chum/groundbait or whatever you want to call it you throw i can vary enormously.Generally I try to prebait a couple of time if possible and use sparingly while fishing (I'm there to catch the [censored]s,not feed them.If I am fishing my river venue (Snake river ) I always try to find a slack or a back eddy,they like to collect ther ,I gues because all the grub does too.With regard to bats and flavours eg: boilies,corn etc, it does not seem to make much difference between cor or boilies but the flavour of the boilies does deem to make a difference, galic,Chinese five spice and maple seem to work best for me, closely followed by almost anything else if they happen to be really going that day.On my local lake however as someone already said,corn is king.I soak it in avariety of fruit flavours,jello (jelly to you fellow Brits) with strangely enough,wild watermelon being the favourite most times. Before fishing I usually chuck is three or four spods (made from a 1pint plastic bottle,and the odd one here and there during the session.Don't want to bore you any more But you get the gist. Kwoui,you are a lucky man,there are guys on Carp Anglers Group who would sell their wives to be able to fish the St Lawrence,maybe I will myself if I'm lucky before I die but it's a bit of a long drive. PS.How are you doing Richard,when are you coming down again? .
  2. Thought for the day.

    It's a gift mate.
  3. Thought for the day.

    Yes you're right Richard,I'd forgotten about the curved lever on the Marlin.Also the Marlin has sideways ejection as opposed to the Winchesters top slot.I've heard a few people moaning about getting a hot shellcase between the eyes when they forgot to move their head before working the lever.
  4. Thought for the day.

    You're very close CM.I think actually the bottom one is a Marlin,some would say a better gun than the Winnie,and produced in much the same calibres.The one up from the bottom is the Winchester,I know 'cos I have one. 1961 is the critical year Richard,as you say they have the crosshatched steel buttplate and are worth about twice what the later ones are worth.Mine is 30.30 but they did them in ocouple other calibres,notably 45.70, Those things would stop a tank. Incidentally Annie Oakley,of "Annie get yer gun" fame reputedly used a Marlin.Both makes are still made virtually unchanged for well over 120 years.
  5. Thought for the day.

    Hi Richard,has your snow gone away yet?Ours has and it's 60+f today,I've been out in the shop shuffling rods and things.Back to the subject anyway.I'm flattered to be called young man ,my missus was rolling around on the floor holding herself when i told her.On thursday I started the process to get noo nees so hopefully I'll be able to get up and down the bank without having to crawl on my hands and knees. Iain,I have not discovered Ben Kane,must look him up.Further to an earlier post ,I also am a sci- fi nut, I love a bit of sword and sorcery too.Has anyone read "the Wheel Of Time" series by Robert Jordan. 14 volumes each one thicker than the last and you can't put them down.Ideal for slow days on the bank. I am about to tackle the "Game of Thrones" by George Martin" anybody done that one? Incidentally,not Yankee but transplant from Falmouth ,Cornwall.
  6. Thought for the day.

    "Village of the damned" was the movie title,theoriginal book was"the Midwitch Cuckoos" Do't forget "the Kraken Wakes" that was pretty good too.
  7. Thought for the day.

    Was it called "The Young Carthaginian" by any chance? I read that about 50years ago and it was very good and accurately based on history.
  8. Thought for the day.

    That walleye would look really good between a slit down French loaf Richard.
  9. Absence

    Wow,yes 6 ops is a lot,of course all the right wing whacko talkshow hosts in this country woukd have everyone believe you'd have to wait about twenty years for that in Canada lol. Yes I have good insurance but as the only real treatment is replacement my doctor says I should wait as long as i can bear it as it's a last resort and can have mixed results. Once it stops me going fishing though it will get my undivided attention. all the best geoff
  10. Absence

    Hi there Richard.No I have not been in gainful employment now for about three years.As for work.well.that's a white horse of a different colour,I seem to be working much harder and longer hours now than when I was getting paid for it.I consider myself lucky if I get out fishing as little as three times a week.I'm otherwise well except the old knees are on the way out,just anno domini I suppose. How are you after all your issues.
  11. Absence

    Gee thanks muftiboy,I was really hanging on that one.
  12. Absence

    Hi all. Been off the boards for a while as have not done any carpin' this year.There doesn't seem to be much going on,has anyone done anything interesting lately? PS Have new handle,used to be R639243 but password etc got mangled somewhere and had to re register.. Geoff