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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    they’re not as scary as your Weta’s - and they’re generally more scared of you than you are of them, they get out of the road unless you make the mistake of sneaking up on them.
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Plenty of birds of prey here Chris, the bigger trout are very shy and easily spooked and take a bit of stalking - they love the overhangs. The smaller ones don’t seem quite so shy.
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    Yes, that’s pretty much why I’d left it at home but it would have been nice to try it on a couple of those long calm deep stretches you’ll see in the photos and at the river mouth in the lake. I’m...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks Paul, the Thredbo river is well worth the trip there so I’m hoping to get away straight after work on Friday and camp on the river overnight next time so that I can get a much earlier start on...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks Jay. The early morning fishermen that I was chatting too yesterday all said they’d been having most success with Stimulators and Wooly Buggers so I’d started with them. I had the early...
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    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4522/27203095529_71f96d7109_b.jpgDSC_0110 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr


    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4573/38980381071_7fc4af0184_b.jpgDSC_0106 by Greg Larkin, on...
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    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4693/38094021605_528bbc950a_b.jpgIMG_0435 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr


    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/38094019255_5c08baa059_b.jpgIMG_0429 by Greg Larkin, on...
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    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4639/38264363094_8cd0a552f9_b.jpgIMG_0427 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr


    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/38264360434_a351d2a9dc_b.jpgIMG_0425 by Greg Larkin, on...
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    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4525/38264357814_117ef91c37_b.jpgDSC_0045 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr



    Wombat holes:


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    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4543/38943502062_69164f3c86_b.jpgDSC_0040 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4601/24115457497_9e54948282_b.jpgIMG_0409 by Greg Larkin, on...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    The Thredbo river:

    Well I didn’t rush out to buy a lotto ticket but I can honestly say that my “green gilled ranga’” was the only thing that sparked any interest of any kind throughout the day...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I meant to add regarding the “Green gilled ranga’” - ranga’ is an Australian nick name for a red-head, short for:

    https://media1.britannica.com/eb-media/77/126577-004-828DD7B4.jpg
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks Ian - the Amarok is no racing car and there are indeed a lot of roos around so I tend to take it pretty slow and steady anyway.
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    'Planning an early start to head up to Threadbo river tomorrow morning (Sunday) so I have dug out my fly tying gear to see what materials I still have and to have a go at trying to remember how to...
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    Re: H-28 on C-List

    ‘Not suggesting it may be the case with this H28, but not all boats are sheathed because the hull planking is rotten. It has been suggested to me a number of times that I should sheathe my perfectly...
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    Re: H-28 on C-List

    Indeed it was/is. LFH produced drawings for the sloop rig - which I have a copy of.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks Peter, I’ve dropped them an email
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Yes, pretty happy about that |:)
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    every little bit is a step forward Bruce





    I’ve been really comfortable dealing with them Peter, I’ve never had any doubt that they’d do the right thing by me and I can’t speak highly enough...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Hmmm - I just found these at Classic Boat Supplies here in Oz, I wonder why I’d not seen them there before, possibly because I’ve been searching Davey, these are Spartan:
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    A small step forward while I’m working away, I’ve finally ordered the huon pine for the cabin sides. I ended up actually going for the cheapest of the logs offered at the recommendation of Tasmanian...
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    As an aside, my wife who is a Psychologist had a client who had some form of chronic short term memory loss that was diagnosed (not by Kate) as being caused by long term exposure to low levels of...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks for the reminder of this terrific book Nick, I’d read it many years ago but downloaded it to my phone on the basis of your post and have thoroughly enjoyed reading it afresh over the last week...
  24. A timely warning - carbon monoxide death on yacht in Oz

    This is from the coroners report from a death in 2016 but it’s a timely reminder for anyone on a boat who uses their stove for warmth - as many do

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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    That’s the clearest and simplest to understand description of canvasing a deck that I’ve seen Jay. Over the years I’ve copied to a file various bits of advice and descriptions of tasks that you’ve...
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    Re: Black Pudding

    I grew up on a farm and have spent quite a bit of time off and on working on sheep and cattle stations in News South Wales and the Northern Territory and whenever we’d kill a beast for meat the first...
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    Re: Black Pudding

    Now if you couldn’t sneak one into your bag on the way back..........Y:o?
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    Re: Black Pudding

    I’ve only ever associated black pudding with Irish Breakfast so it’s interesting to see how wide spread it actually is. I’m aware that it is also considered an English thing but have never known a...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Absolutely of use and of great interest Jay, I tune into this thread every time I see an update - thank you for taking the time to post this work on Bright Star
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    Re: H-28 on C-List

    I meant to say that the boat builder that I mentioned didn’t use ply, he used cedar laminates as you suggest Bruce.
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    Black Pudding

    anyone else a fan?

    http://upinthenusair.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/london16-1024x622.jpg
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    Re: H-28 on C-List

    Holliday has been for sale for quite a while now and, along with Bright Star and Lark, has been an inspiration for my own H28 rebuild. The cladding method has been written up in a number of magazines...
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    "still banned is license plates that incite or promote violence, including hate speech"

    and that plate isn’t considered hate speech? Yet there are fewer expressions in the English language that...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    You really must Jeff, Victoria has some of the nicest fly fishing rivers on mainland Oz
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    I’ve not heard it called a “New Zealand rig” before, but I have fished with droppers like that before, though as all the feeding this weekend and the weekend before seemed to be surface I didn’t...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Thanks for the heads up JB. I have a Tohatsu 4 stroke that I bought about five or six (or more?) years ago for my TS16, though it’s a 6hp and it’s probably got 2 hrs on it having been parked in the...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks Chris, it’s advice worth trying regardless of cost|;)
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    No problems relaxing Grant - just go noisy on the bank, quiet in the water. The snakes will usually get out of the way if you don’t sneak up on them -
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    If that’s stream caught you’re still ahead of me regardless Skip.
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    It is indeed Peter and Kate is very pleased that I have it. As a GPS the screen is quite small, as was commented on in one of the reviews, but for anyone in need of a GPS for hiking it is perfectly...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks Hans, that’s really interesting to hear about them jumping like that. Did you catch anything at all?
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Thanks Kevin, that makes sense - much appreciated.
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    And when I googled what trout might leap for, or why, I got all sorts of answers such as shedding lice and just because they can - for fun, but also found this gem that seems worth sharing:
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    It probably goes without saying that once again I didn’t catch anything but I did warn up front that, as a fisherman, I make a great tourist.

    However I did have a spectacularly relaxing day in a...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    It’d be worth the trip Peter, I’ve only just brushed the tip of the iceberg so far - and it’d be perfect on your B’mer, there’s a huge bike community around here and I’m always passing groups out for...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    It’s my favourite Tom. I have a couple of other newer ones that have been given to me over the years, o-ring sealed water proof ones and so on, but find that I keep going back to this one. I can’t...
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    You have it - Tiger snakes, eastern brown’s, copperheads, death adders, red bellied black’s......
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    thanks Gary - fixed Y:o
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    Upstream of the causeway - a very pretty and peaceful spot and, apart from one guy on a mountain bike, I didn’t see another soul all day
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    Re: Hiking and Fly Fishing Snowy Mountains Australia

    This is the closest that I could get with the vehicle as all of these tracks seem to be gated some way from the river to protect the water supply to the dam, being one of the main catchment areas for...
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