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Old 17-07-2017, 11:02 AM
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My fly vest carries at least 6 (essential) fly boxes. It also has a zip down pocket containing foam fly holders. During a session as I use/change flies I put them in this pocket. It usually has a lot of flies in it! At the start of the next session I normally get flies out of this pocket, rather than the boxes stowed elsewhere. Occasionally I find the flies from this pocket are passed their best, in which case they are disposed of and replaced from the boxes. Also occasionally I loose flies, then if none are available from the pocket I get fresh ones from boxes.

This method ensures a turn over of flies rather than put wet or damaged ones back in my boxes and it keeps the flies in the boxes pristine!

Every so often I empty out this pocket, throwing away damaged flies, or returning dry ones back to the correct box. When I do this I find that I actually have very few different patterns! Maybe 3/4 lures, 3/4 buzzers, 3/4 nymphs and a couple of dries, not forgetting a couple of squirmy wormys! So maybe only about 15 actual different patterns. I could easily get say 4 of each in a smallish box and quite easily fish my usual lochs on probably at least 90% of occasions if not more!

It's the fear of not having the correct fly that does it. What if your not catching but the angler next to you is, but on a fly that's not been included in the newly selected small box, but you know you've loads of that pattern in your tackle shed at home! Whilst still able I'll be carrying multiple boxes, but I have to point out again, I carry probably hundreds if not more, of different patterns but normally use maybe 15/20 of them( see even writing this I've gone from 15 to 20 essential flies!

Be brave cut down to one box containing 4 of each of your 12 favourite flies and I'll guarantee that you'll fish fine on at least 90% of occasions!
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Old 17-07-2017, 12:10 PM
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Just had another go at refining my fly/lure collection. I have two fly patches and used flies go on to these and when dry get sorted at home and generally returned to a box. I now have a box with black caddis flies in.When I go back and fish it will be some other pattern I have left at home.
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Old 17-07-2017, 12:24 PM
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Just had a quick ride up and down the prom up to Heysham looking for potential Mullet spots. Got some ideas. Just got to check out tides and and hazards now.

Not been on the prom for years. It has changed a lot.

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Old 17-07-2017, 12:34 PM
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As you have seen Steve we are in Heysham tomorrow.
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Old 17-07-2017, 01:25 PM
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Just emptied the 1st tub of what should have been main crop spuds ...no they wrre new spuds.
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Old 17-07-2017, 02:14 PM
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Sorry about the wind and poor quality. Nice to know I have a back up plan when I go after mullet.

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Old 17-07-2017, 03:02 PM
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I recognize the Hover craft Steve as the RNLI rescue craft often used when the public get into serious difficulties with quick sand and other hazards like cut off by an incoming tide.
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Old 17-07-2017, 03:38 PM
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Afternoon guys.
Got permission to go on the PIS this afternoon. Not a good day as very bright and windy that was also a bit changeable. One guy fishing and he blanked, another guy came on and he blanked. I fished without a touch for ages, far too windy. Went from bead head buzzer to standard to parachute/suspender buzzer. I started up from the car park/first inlet and made my slowly towards the little gully. Decided my right arm was getting too much sun, yet my left arm was freezing.
Went on the dam wall (wall that is a dam and also a dammed wall ). The wind was tumbling and rolling over it which made casting hard work and presentation even worse, at least I did see fish. It was only when fishing washing line with floating line and parachute buzzer that I got interest. Managed a onsie to my buzzer on the dropper. Had 2 other offers and found that the buzzer on the dropper was unravelling. Decided to call it a day as working tonight and was far too windy for comfort.
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Old 17-07-2017, 04:05 PM
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I'm heartened Ged by the fact you found fishing hard I did on Sunday. I'm pleased you had a onesie off the dam that's a wall that is one. There were very few rises and not much interest in anything thrown at the trout. Tom's SW failed me miserably as did the buzzers carried by the wind. I never thought of a washing line and will try that given half an opportunity.
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Old 17-07-2017, 04:35 PM
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Despite not much showing, they wanted things up in the water. My dropper buzzer was only 4 inch below at best. They didn't even look at the suspender buzzer on point so any good floating dry will do.
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