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    Default Crystal clear loch

    Hi all

    I'm trying out a stocked trout loch next week which I'm told has crystal clear water resulting in the fish being easily spooked. I believe it has brown, tiger and rainbow trout in it.

    Any top tactics or gear tips? I'll be fishing from the bank.

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    Default Re: Crystal clear loch

    Keep as low as possible, kneel if you can, 35ft away a trout at 3ft deep can see your upper body if you are standing... A lake I fish often has very clear water and kneeling really does make a difference.
    Dave.

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    I only like to fish waters that are crystal clear, doesn't usually matter about spooking them off as long as you don't walk around like big foot haha use flourocarbon, natural flies if possible and keep putting fullers earth on your line, where is the loch/lake? Sounds nice actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexflyfisher1990 View Post
    I only like to fish waters that are crystal clear, doesn't usually matter about spooking them off as long as you don't walk around like big foot haha use flourocarbon, natural flies if possible and keep putting fullers earth on your line, where is the loch/lake? Sounds nice actually
    The Green Frog ? Fly Fishing

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    Fish fine & far off.....but never too fine that may see you get broken off. Let common sense prevail.
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    Default Re: Crystal clear loch

    Quote Originally Posted by alexflyfisher1990 View Post
    I only like to fish waters that are crystal clear, doesn't usually matter about spooking them off as long as you don't walk around like big foot haha use flourocarbon, natural flies if possible and keep putting fullers earth on your line, where is the loch/lake? Sounds nice actually
    Regarding the fullers earth; is this recipe any good?
    Making Fullers Earth Mix ? Yorkshire Fly Fishing

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    AH.Moffat fishery.

    Jim
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    Would you recommend a light approach, say a 4wt rod or a standard 7wt rod?

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    Do ask if it's been recently stocked, if it has, wave your arms about and dabble your fingers is the water so that they think it's feeding time .
    Otherwise stay back from the waters edge and keep low, targeting individual fish with a weighted fly such as a black & peacock may be worth a try.

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    From memory the most successful method practiced by the locals was buzzers under an indicator.
    The Char tend to hang about near the inflo.

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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