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    Micro mop fly material supply.

    Had a thought about this glove.Could you bleach the microfiber needles white.White is the hardest colour to get.And this glove is a cheap way to obtain the noodles.Anyone done any bleaching materials.Cheers
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    Micro mop fly material supply.

    I am partial to fishing size 16-18 micro mop flies.My best producers are cream & chartreuse.Other colours work good too.I have coloured white ones before with sharpie pens.But don't like doing that as the colours bleed onto other flies in your box.Anyway have just ordered a cheapiish dark grey...
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    Single drop shot nymph on a Spanish leader

    It was windy today so fished this same rig.But put an adjustable dry dropper on.Plenty wild trout & killed three stockies for eating.Havent killed a wild trout for 15 years.But will kill these mongol finned stockies.Lost another the same size as this monstrosity.
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    Single drop shot nymph on a Spanish leader

    6-8 Inches i normally have it.As long as when your nymph hangs down it's a few inches above the shot.If the river has loads of sunken branckes I will have the shot about 10-12 inches below.Just heading out as i am back to work soon.Very windy again today but I need to get out.Cheers
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    Single drop shot nymph on a Spanish leader

    I normally just pinch shot on off.And I just put an overhand knot on the tippet just above the shot.This makes a weak knot where it will break normally .In the summer i do find in need to use no8 shot size though.It's so small & fiddly to work with.This work around let's me use it fast through...
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    Single drop shot nymph on a Spanish leader

    I will often change between different nymph rigs & methods.But i still use the same Spanish type leader.Anyway been using a single size 18 or 20 with 2mm tungsten bead more (over a two fly rig recently).Have the nymph on a dropper & add additional weight on the bottom.(drop shot)I find this...
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    Pearl Magic Nymph

    Was struggling to get a decent picture with my phone.But here you go.Black magic nymph.black uv hares ear plus'thorax UV peacock black'Then split my thread & add a little dark cdc collar.Crystal flash Perdigon Tail & body pearl crystal flash'red sheer tying thread'coat of super glue.Then one...
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    Pearl Magic Nymph

    A wee experiment. My two most productive nymphs for summer conditions.Black magic nymph with an orange tag.And a pearl crystal flash Perdigon.Pearl magic is a combination of the two patterns.Often when i go through a good section & pick up some fish.I will change to a slightly different fly &...
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    Your opinions on this?

    They were correct though as the burn is buggered with pollution.
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    Your opinions on this?

    I fish smaller rivers after or during fresh rain.Makes things easier for not spooking them.I do wear knee shin pads.But getting too old to crawl about on my knees too much now.
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    Your opinions on this?

    One of these small rivers.The rivers Trust electro fished it last year.They only caught one trout.Sad.
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    Your opinions on this?

    I remember a few small burns just like Steven's big trout burns.Me & my father caught trout like that in them 30-40 years back.Sadly they got destroyed by farm pollution.They have never been the same again.
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    Might need to take up another hobby

    If the pollution this year continues i might need to look to another hobby in the future.Three rivers I fish have already been polluted so far this season.The River Ayr has just been polluted too.Think it's quite bad as they are asking people not to take dead fish.I reckon pollution has been...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    I fish downstream dry well emerger fly for grayling quite a bit.I often find grayling even harder to catch than trout on dry fly.Maybe as they rise up from the river bed to take your dry fly.They have way more time to look up & inspect your drift & fly.Down stream dry seems to put the odds more...
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    Substitute for aero wing

    I like Ivory but imagine cream would be just as visible .It will take a sharpie too.These balls are big.Probably a lifetime supply. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pepperell-Bonnie-Macrame-Craft-Yard-Flesh/dp/B004BPJYAW
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