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    Arrow Fishing in Great Britain (Roach, Perch, Trout)
    Roach is a freshwater fish...

    Here's one caught near Abingdon, Oxfordshire:


    You don't eat these... We tried once when I caught a huge quantity of them in Finland, but they tasted disgusting... Pike loves them tho'.

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    One of Nick's perches caught in River Thames right in the city center of the great town of Oxford:


    Go Nick!! Sorry, but that's the only picture I could find [nothing bigger was documented]...

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    Looks like fun my friend!! I'm glad you are doing well!!

    Smiles,
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    Quote Originally Posted by southbeachannie
    Looks like fun my friend!! I'm glad you are doing well!!
    Thanks, Annie. I'm just going through my English pictures now, preparing them for printing... More to come in a sec.

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    And here's a good ole brown Scottish trout caught up in the Highlands in River Oich (one that connects Loch Oich with the legendary Loch Ness):


    ...and here it is cooked on that same evening on our return back to Oxford:


    Stuffed with shrimp, creamy mushroom sauce and lime (two pieces of lemon under it)... Yummy..........

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    Please post more of your little princess!!

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    Unfortunately, none of the big carps caught in Oxford were documented; and neither have I had much luck with Salmon up in Scotland.

    Can't wait to go back to Finland to fish for some pike again and do some trout fly fishing there too. Going in just 17 days. Can't wait!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southbeachannie
    Please post more of your little princess!!
    She fished some with me too, but I do not have any of those from England. However, I do have her very first fishing experience (exactly a year ago) documented!!

    Here we go:

    Getting Our Yummy Worm Ready

    Her First Perch!!

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    However, since we're talking Great Britain here, here's one of her in her Scottish dress (just for you, Annie!! ;-)):


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    How lovely she is!!

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    However, since we're talking Great Britain here, here's one of her in her Scottish dress (just for you, Annie!! ;-)):




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    TY. I'll let her know when she wakes up (it's 2:17 am here)

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    She's really adorable When are you going to bring her to a summit so that we all get to spoil her?

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    awwww, she looks so proud with her catch

    I noticed the hemostat hanging around your neck, what do you use it for?
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    Thank you, Sue and Amy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Staril
    ...When are you going to bring her to a summit so that we all get to spoil her?
    Maybe as soon as February to the Vegas one. But only maybe at this stage... Will announce it officially when I know it myself. Don't you think she should get some affiliate marketing prize too?!

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    I noticed the hemostat hanging around your neck, what do you use it for?
    That's to carefully get the hook out of the fish's mouth before you release it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov


    That's to carefully get the hook out of the fish's mouth before you release it.
    Don't I feel like the redneck I use needle nose pliers, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgrsgrl
    ...I use needle nose pliers
    Very many people do. You can use hemostat with fairly small fish, as well as salmon and trout, but with pike you better have those nose pliers ready!

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    She gets more and more adorable every day, Geno.

    I do hope you get to bring your family along to some future events. The travel is a wonderful fringe benefit of affiliate marketing.
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    Thank you Michael.

    I hope so too...

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    Wow. Your li'l Princess is absolutely adorable. She is very charming in her Scottish dress. You must be very proud of her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgrsgrl
    awwww, she looks so proud with her catch I noticed the hemostat hanging around your neck, what do you use it for?
    Those are great moments that we never forget. I still smile inside when I see pictures of my three sons when they caught their first fish...

    About hemostats too...

    In fly fishing, hemostats are used for many things.

    1.) to crush the barb on the hooks before using the fly. this is done to make hook removal from the fishes mouth quick and painless. if the barb is crushed, no injury to the fish occurs, which is very important if you are releasing the fish. Many new flyfishermen are reluctant to do this because they think the fish will come off if there is no barb on the hook. but they learn that if they are keeping appropriate pressure on the line, as you are supposed to do, that is not a factor, and the flip side is that it is much easier on the fish. streams and lakes that are designated as "gold medal" waters require catch and release, so barbless hooks are a must to avoid injuring the fish.

    if you fly fish, invariably you are going to get a fly hooked in your clothing, waders, or a finger, or on a windy day, while aggressively casting a weighted streamer, perhaps your ear or side of your neck etc. I've done it and I've seen this happen on hundreds of occasions to others. if the barb is crushed, the hook slides right out with a minimum of discomfort. if it is not crushed, you are in for a very painful removal, especially if the hook is buried up to the shank in one of your fingers. every flyfisherman I know has forgotten to crush a barb at one time or another, and if it wound up in a finger, had a very painful reminder of why it is good to crush them.

    2.) hemostats are used to remove tiny flies from the foam backing they are hooked into in most fly boxes. removing flies from a fly box with your fingers is clumsy, especially when the fly is a size 22 or 24, which we often use in western waters. with hemostats, removal is easy.

    3.) hemostats are a secure way to hold the fly while you are preparing to tie it onto your tippet (the end of your leader). because the hemos lock, they act as a vice to hold the fly while you are in the water preparing to tie on a new fly.

    realy useful trick we old salts use...

    4.) you can tie the fly on your tippet using your hemostats, and actually it is much faster than trying to tie it on with your fingers. the clinch knot, or "improved clinch knot" used to tie a fly to the tippet is easily and quickly tied using your hemostats instead of your fingers. I use the hemostats to tie on all my flies, but it especially useful when fishing on cold days in which the ends of your fingers are numb, making it very difficult to tie on by hand. Geno, next time I see you, remind me to show you how to tie the fly on using your hemostat.

    5.) hemostats are used by many flyfishermen when tying a needle nosed bloodknot (a variation of the knot we use to actually join the leader section of line to our fly line).

    that's the end of today's lesson on the use of hemostats!!
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    cooool! Thanks for the lesson Alan!

    Now ya'll just wait for the next surgery I get called in on and I give the doc a little lesson on the multi purposes of hemostats

    They also make great bag clips to keep your potato chips fresh
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgrsgrl
    cooool! Thanks for the lesson Alan!

    Now ya'll just wait for the next surgery I get called in on and I give the doc a little lesson on the multi purposes of hemostats

    They also make great bag clips to keep your potato chips fresh

    Or, Al Gore III has another use for hemostats... LOL

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    LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachy
    Wow. Your li'l Princess is absolutely adorable. She is very charming in her Scottish dress. You must be very proud of her.
    I am. ...and thank you for your compliment.

    Beautiful lesson on hemostats there, Alan.

    Geno

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