Portland Bill

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  1. i see that suffix 131 is 13 strands
  2. I must admit i'm thinking more about what often happens to me is when a commercial netter or potter comes along and drops a net or a string of pots along the shore 30 yards out. Usually ends up in a shouting match and "i'm only trying to make a living" type remarks (yeh, the pimp and the pusher on my street corner say the same - and gets the same reply - f off somewhere else!). Even more infuriating is turning up after dark or in the early hours and casting and losing a couple of lures and even a fish before realising that a bl**dy net's been set 30 yards out!
  3. Daiwa's Morethan 12 strand braid gets rave reviews over here, but it's more than i'm prepared to pay.
  4. seems to me you've got 2 choices, either walk away, head down, tail between your legs and let the other guy walk all over you, or make a fuss, shout, scream, fire warning shots. Neither is a great result, the boat guy wins every time. Life sucks sometimes.
  5. Generally, I don't fish on Wednesdays in the summer. In the winter, I just fish Saturdays and one evening in the week. Spring and autumn are somewhere in between.
  6. Have you got a VR50? As far as I know there isn't a bailess conversion like there is for the larger VRs. I have 2 VR50s now and neither wobble.
  7. It's 2-3/8" long by 5/8" wide
  8. Hmmm, "Kastmaster's balance produces wild action without line twist!" (from Kastmaster's webpage).
  9. By the time you release the tension most of twisted line would be on the spool. And there won't be any twisted line anyway, cis metals don't spin, they wobble.
  10. metals don't usually spin, they wobble. so no, no swivel required. Spinners spin, (most types rotate in the opposite direction after a pause anyway) but swivels don't rotate under tension so don't do much anyway.
  11. I recently had an excellent response from Amazon. I wanted a couple of spare batteries for a camcorder. After they arrived I realised that I'd ordered the wrong ones (my mistake). I went on the website to see if I could return them. Looked like there could be an issue cos they're lithium and you can't send them through normal shipping processes. Clicked through to a "we'll call you" link. They called me within 5 seconds (from somewhere in the Caribbean - I'm in the UK) and I explained that I'd made a mistake and could I return them somehow? She said "No problem sir, just dispose of them safely and we'll send you the right ones." Which is what they did. Can't fault them.
  12. Joking aside, all this racism, prejudice and politically correct stuff is a nightmare. So you got robbed, you see some possible perps leaving the scene, you call the police. Police asks for a description - “I think they were white/black/yellow/Asian/Caucasian/Jewish/Italian (running off shouting “mamma mia” was the giveaway”/…..”. Can you say any of those things without being racist? And, if it’s a valid description to give to the police, why isn’t it a valid thing to say on a forum or anywhere else? “They were male/female”. Are you sure? We don’t want to be accused of miss-gendering anyone, let alone being sexist. The other day I completed an online survey and the 1st question was “state your gender” – there were 7 different tick boxes I could choose from. I kid you not. “They were kids/old guys/middle-aged”. Ageist? “Tall/short/fat/thin/....”. Come on, you can really offend those with body image issues. And the obese one has a medical problem, obviously. You can’t even mention hair color cos the gingers will get upset.
  13. another vote for a sling bag rather than a back pack especially if you need to access it when wading in the surf.
  14. This one is very good in my experience. Make sure you get the "not for commercial use" version or it'll expire after a month. https://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html?kw=free video editing software windows 10&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1MXpBRDjARIsAHtdN-1EyA_kqVROCLJYVYEi7u9uUVVJjyIYNDlpSQ8XFKF3-WF5zWJFoIIaAuqDEALw_wcB
  15. Oops, sounds expensive. I've no experience of the magnetic ones, but i haven't had a problem with the suctions ones.