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- Rainbow Trout
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JAA wrote: ↑Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:19 am
Kingfisher wrote: ↑Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:34 pm
Yes, I think the rods are beefed up now so that you can lob your baited hook to the far margins because nobody likes to fish their own margin. Wierd eh?
If you fish by your own margin you have to keep quiet and still.
"You do not cease to fish because you get old, you get old because you cease to fish"
- Crucian Carp
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'Quiet and still', the anathema of modern angling.
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Does TFF have any fish geneticists out there? It is long-known that cultivated (ie 'king') carp will include a lot of mirror/leather carp with reduced scaling. Obviously this was a help in selling carp to fish-chefs but does anyone know why this scale-loss occurs? If you intensively breed cats (say) they don't lose their fur. More importantly, the early carp-breeders lacked the DNA knowledge available today.