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    Sutherland in late July/August?

    John (Colliedog) and I have often had a Sutherland trip the first or second week of June. It is about prime time for brownies. Midges are as midges do... it's probably not the worst time for them, but... take Smidge and a headnet! (y) Col
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    Grayling post release mortality

    I've landed fish on size 16s too. My point, which seems to have been missed, is that you can't advocate the blanket employment of tiny flies as a means of better fish care, because lots of fish species require the use of large flies. Pike flies, anyone? Col
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    Grayling post release mortality

    I wouldn't catch many loch seatrout on size 28s... or size 16s for that matter... 🤪
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    Aye, I noted someone upthread was recommended to use 12 lb Maxima on one of the Irish loughs. I thought WTF? I use 6 lb Maxima on the salmon, seatrout and ferox lochs. Never come close to being broken on it. I think my 7-weight rod would break before 6 lb Maxima did. I got in a situation...
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    I fished 7 of those B&H grand finals of the 1980s and 1990s. Thanks for calling me history! 😜 I got my grounding in stillwater dry fly in one of those 1980s finals, fishing with Paul Canning on Rutland. Also got my arse kicked a couple of years earlier by Brian Leadbetter on Rutland, when...
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    Bob, with all due respect, you just don't get it. For the 52nd time... Fluoro (I assume that is what you are referring to) needs help to get through the surface, exactly the same as nylon needs help to get through the surface. Both of them tend to stick when they hit the surface interface...
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    Well, if I'm moving my dries, that is a different tactic, call it hybrid or whatever... and I sometimes do that on fluoro, if I want to drag them under as I move them. Talking about moving them and talking about rapid fan casting are two different things, surely? :unsure: When I talk about...
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    What am I supposed to notice about the tippet? Col
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    The thing is though, that some of us who have been fishing stillwater dries for 30 years or more, still fish our dries on nylon, for the very reasons you point out! 😜 Keep casting to a minimum... avoid thrashing the water to a froth... avoid rocking the boat back and forth... give the fish as...
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    Yes, the nylons are copolymer nylons That is the whole point. It is all nylon, and probably all copolymer nylon. I'm saying it will help a beginner get his head round it better if he calls all of it what it is: nylon. When it is not fluorocarbon, it is nylon. The choice of what to use is...
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    In other words... Some people take the time and make the effort to work out the different ways that 2 fundamentally different materials can be used to modulate the way they are fishing their flies through the water. While other people can't be arsed to do any of that.
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    If you are getting smash takes, you are doing it wrong.
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    When should you use Fluorocarbon or Co-polymer?

    There never was such a theory, Bob. You made that one up. We told you we didn't use fluoro for stillwater dries because we want to be able to leave the fly out there for several minutes, if need be. We were finding fluoro dragged the flies under before we were ready to recast. Many others...
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