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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Well, I'm joshing, anyway. Here we all are... east meets west, meets the bunch in-between (Bathgate, Armadale, Fauldhouse, et al)... all enjoying each-other's company and craic...


    Col
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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post

    So a float in the shape of a big flower head, with screws nuts and bolts for attachment (do you have to supply your own spanner ? )

    I believe he makes some tartan ones for the Scottish market!

    What next?



    Douglas

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Surely that will cause line twist, the same as some large winged dries. Perhaps when ordering you could ask if they are supplied with a mini socket set...
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    As an afterthought, it would probably take much longer to attach to the line than say a size 24 fly. Imagine, assembling all the necessary components, fitting the leader in position & then fiddling around with a tiny nylon nut.....Sod that!
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    That stuff reminds me of the time I took delivery of a huge roll of bubble-wrap. I asked my boss, "What should I do with this?" He told me just to pop it over there. Well, it took me hours and hours...
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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Extremeties.....how far will people go?
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Does it matter how people fish? Nymphing is definitely a higher level of skill compared to dries imo. If someone wants to use a float so be it.

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    Tried indicator fishing today for grayling on the Itchen. First time for both river, fish and method and I found it quite hard. The river was high and fast after the storms and slightly dirty so it wasn't the thing you imagine in your mind's eye about the famous chalk streams. But I *could* imagine the place in spring with a crystal clear river trundling slowly, trout rising and olives fluttering around.

    No wading, trees and a barbed wire fence behind and reeds in front made casting tricky and weeds all through the river made nymphing frustrating at times.

    This is difficult fishing. I couldn't see how you could catch anything at all without the indicator. Not only was the float keeping the nymph from immediately snagging in the weed, without it you'd have no chance of seeing a take fishing at the distance that was necessary on the day and the speed of fly rejection by the fish.

    I caught one and left wanting to go again on a better day with some new ideas and some improvements with indicators. I didn't see anything wrong using an indicator in circumstances that required it and after years of not using one for theological reasons when buzzer fishing, I think I'll give it a go.

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