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Old 14-04-2011, 05:41 PM
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I have just had another frustrating day a local trout fishery- ther rainbows are regularly breaking the surface but do not seem to be feeding off the top- their fins can be seen quite clearly above the surface and they are not taking dries- any advice what they are doing and how to catch them?

Also they were earlier right on the bottom and were disturbing the dirt etc- what are the up to and is there a way to capitalise in the cathcing method

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Put a washing line out, a dry on the point, and say a buzzer and Diawl Bach on the droppers. Some days though thats the ways it goes its like being teased endlessly.
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I have often encountered the situation describe and have found that fish are feeding in or just below the surface film on buzzers, not on the top. They don't seem interested in any dry thrown at them. This is the time to use buzzers, or Diawl Bachs, on a free drifting leader of about fourteen foot.Take up slack and keep in contact with your flies giving the occasional twitch.

If this fails try three popular wet flies size 14 retrieved in a slow figure of eight.

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If there grubbing around on the bottom try a weighted Apps Bloodworm

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Waz a klink at em..............
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blood worms live in little burrows in the silt, like aquatic rabbits, they vary in colour but get their name from the red colour that hemoglobin gives through the thin skin, when they come out to hatch they are very tasty.

one or two of these worked slowly at whatever depth they are at looks just like the real thing.

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alternately there is a thread on using bite indicators
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blood worms live in little burrows in the silt, like aquatic rabbits, they vary in colour but get their name from the red colour that hemoglobin gives through the thin skin, when they come out to hatch they are very tasty.

one or two of these worked slowly at whatever depth they are at looks just like the real thing.

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alternately there is a thread on using bite indicators
Why the breathers?

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blood worms live in little burrows in the silt, like aquatic rabbits, they vary in colour but get their name from the red colour that hemoglobin gives through the thin skin, when they come out to hatch they are very tasty.

one or two of these worked slowly at whatever depth they are at looks just like the real thing.

Click the image to open in full size.

alternately there is a thread on using bite indicators
Why just one?

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Why just one?

Good point as they should have them at both ends

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Agree with Neil - bloodworms don't have breathers. What you have there is a red buzzer. When fish are rising at this time of year it pays to look at the surface. Often there are little "sailboats" drifting along - lake olives - mostly ignored by stillwater anglers but if they hatch the trout will ignore anything else. The hatch may only last half an hour, but the "switched on" angler can make hay during this brief time.
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