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    When fishing a dry / wet dropper, the dry fly and not necessarily by design has the very same material in it as some strike indicators do ie a colored post say for a parachute style fly or a foam tag on hopper etc etc.
    Sometimes when I am fishing the dry fly suddenly twitches or it bob's up and down like a float and sometimes it even just dissapears. It's been driving me mad for 25 years now as i just don't know what to do when this happens !! Any advice would be much appreciated ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH View Post
    I'm just not as good a nymph fisherman as Ollie Kite was, that's all...


    One thing's for sure.. he didn't get good good by using a bung.

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    What's a wine bottle cork got to do with anything ?

    A John Goddard pink shrimp bought from Phil at Spiders Plus will nicely balance a standard size fish pimp indicator...these are 1. Just over half an inch long, so would only stopper a tiny bottle, and 2. Made from close cell plastic foam, not oak-bark cork. I suppose if I used a big deer hair sedge instead of the fish pimp, that's OK by you ?

    Have you actually seen a skilled river angler using an indicator rig ? I have, and it's a great aid to effective angling and not at all obtrusive.

    If you don't like indicators, either ask the fishery manager to exclude them from the fishery rules, or just fish elsewhere.
    "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." - German proverb
    JH based near Southampton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjinsan View Post
    Bit of a daft scenario though. All fisheries are run on owners discretion, an owner could refuse to allow you entry, because he didn't like the colour of your wellies, or haircut or whatever.

    Personally if I were a fishery owner, and someone showed up with that gear. I'd laugh, go and have a sit with them, make sure they were just using artificial bait. Maybe eat their sandwiches, probably have a cup of tea.

    Hope they've bought some crisps, I like crisps, if you have a pickled egg in a bag of cheese & onion, oh there's nothing like it. Quite like a fizzy pop, when the weather is nice, not so keen on the fizzy pop being to cold, makes me hiccup. Did you know that eating to hot a chilli can make you hiccup, I didn't. I saw it on masterchef last night. I like masterchef, amazes me how far they come on. I think the Italian lady will win.

    Sean
    What a ridicules post, how can you possibly turn up at a trout fishery without a scotch egg and a pork pie fizzy pop and crisps indeed
    Even a man who Is pure in heart . . . . . . .

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    One thing's for sure.. he didn't get good good by using a bung.
    Of course he didn't, he died in 1968 ie decades before strike indicators were developed and marketed.
    "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." - German proverb
    JH based near Southampton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post


    One thing's for sure.. he didn't get good good by using a bung.

    withdrawn etc
    Last edited by ianm; 14-07-2011 at 02:53 PM.

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    Phew... 'm glad not to have been involved in this bunfight. Normally I am stuck sqaurely in the middle of the controversey, but miraculously have managed to avoid it on these few occasions. My views are quite strong on the subject, so, had I decided to get drawn in, it would have been "guns at dawn.......

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    Well it's kept me entertained, while I wait for various things to dry and a useless plumber, who can't grasp that the water should be in the pipes not around them. Time to stop the daywork clock.

    I'm of for a fish, Rudd tonight, dry fly. May see if I can hoick a few perch out, just as it gets dark.

    Cheers chaps

    It's been emotional

    Xxxxxxxxxxx
    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by monst View Post
    Thats sounds like a right treat!! Gonna go and try it now!!

    Ben
    The purists will insist on free range eggs
    Even a man who Is pure in heart . . . . . . .

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    Tried on the wifes undergarments this evening when she left for Tesco.
    Felt ok so I'm off to fish a cons sunray under a bubble float for Silver Tourists, because I'm worth it!



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