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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    North Yorkshire; between the Dales and the Moors

    Default Heresy

    I fancied a change yesterday so I dusted off the spinning rods, which I haven't used for a few years.
    Decided on the 6ft Ron Thomson Gladiator - a little ultralite rod that throws 3-10 gramme lures and wandered off down to the Swale.

    Fished likely looking places for half an hour using a few different lures but nothing.
    Then I put on a little spinner with a weighted body to get down to the bottom. A few casts later, I plopped it under a bush, let it sink and drift round into the main current on the bottom and bang, this beauty hit it.

    Surprisingly, it came in without much of a struggle.
    I didnt realise how big it was until I had it on the bank.
    There's no real perspective in the pic below but the landing net is 50cm across and this chap fills it.

    I continued up river for a while, losing another chub before a nice fat brownie wanted a piece of spinner.

    Apologies for the pic. It decided to thrash about and wrap itself up in net just as i was pressing the shutter.

    .... and that was it. I hadn't been lure fishing for ages and had forgotten how much fun it was. Didn't have to worry about my casting and much more fun than stripping lures.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Blackburn, Lancashire

    Default Re: Heresy

    Well done Ultrlite fishing is fishing and it's nice to have a change. I don't think Forumites will ostracise you for spinning.
    You must lose a fly to catch a trout. George Herbert

  3. #3

    Default Re: Heresy

    Spinning and fly fishing always seemed natural companions to me, similar skills in seeking the fish rather than waiting for them to come to you.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    sunny Bradford.....
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    Default Re: Heresy

    nicely done that is one fat chub! I agree spinning is a nice change, goes well with fly fishing because there is no bait involved, the ultralight stuff is a lot of fun on the right venues

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
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    Cracking chubb mate

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