cat's whisker


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cat's whisker

n
1. (Electronics) a pointed wire used to make contact with the crystal in a crystal radio receiver
2. (Electronics) any wire used to make contact with a semiconductor
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Patterns: Black Fritz, Dawson's Olive, Cat's Whisker.
Sharpley: various lures, Snakes, Zonkers, Fluff Cat's Whisker, Amber Worm.
The cat's whisker did the trick for Cardiff anglers Roger Martin and Dave Howells as they retained one fish and returned seven and for New Inn angler Paul Elsworthy with a matching catch; but it was a Diawl Bach pattern that tempted the seven hooked by Bonvilston fly fisherman Ted Lyons.
Hergill produced browns and rainbows to 5lb with Bloodworm, Cat's Whisker and Hare's Ear top flies.
Metal Bridge angler, Phil Lennox, landed a 4lb 4oz on a coral cat's whisker tied by his son, while Colin Stoddart, of Consett, took a 3lb 14oz on a Dawson's Olive.
South Linden: Black Buzzers, various lures, Zonkers, Cat's Whisker, Diawl Bach, yellow dancer, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Egg Fly.
Derwent: Black Fritz, Dawson's Olive, Cat's Whisker, Muddler, Orange Blob, Humungous, Black or Blue Zulu.
Patterns: Black Fritz, Cat's Whisker, Dawson's Olive.
com FLY BOX Aldin Grange: Bloodworm, Buzzers, Cat's Whisker, black lures.
South Linden: Buzzers, Cat's Whisker, Green and Black Fritz, Egg Flies.
Patterns: Cat's Whisker, Consett Budgie, Cormorant, Foam Daddy, Black Hopper, Bibio, Dawson's Olive.
Derwent: Dawson's Olive Hot Tail, Orange Fritz, Cat's Whisker.