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Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Chelonian, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    As suggested by @Drumkit1 this is a thread for worm drowners, chalk stream dry fly aficionados and everything else in between from stickleback to halibut.

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    My own interest is in extracting grumpy, wild brown trout from remote Dartmoor streams (catch and release); trolling a baited spoon for flounder and plaice from behind a row boat on Devon river estuaries; and pondering why when I fish a Welsh storm beach everyone else catches bass while I only bag dogfish. :(
     
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  2. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Where's Mr Crabtree?

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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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  4. Rover

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  5. Ninja_Stoker

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    Is Mr Crabtree-Goes-Fishing (helluva long surname) still alive after having that pipe in his gob for over half a century?
     
  6. Chelonian

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    The book was first published in 1949. Which suggests that Mr Crabtree would now be aged about 110 and young Peter would now be 82!
    Flicking through my own battered copy I can spot only one illustration of Mr Crabtree in which he isn't puffing on that pipe.
     
  7. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Showing my age here. Pinned for many years to one of those 1970's Parka coats. The green ones with an orange liner and dodgy squirrel trim around the hood. :)

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