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    A year without buying tackle?

    if we ever fish together, please remind me not to steal tippet off you!
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    Possible start..

    (are you Donegal?) You need to get a pheasant tail and some woodcock feathers off him, also a snipe wing can be handy, oh and the deer hair of course. I just plucked a few duck i shot yesterday (teal and mallard), i kept the cdc for myself and put together a couple of survival fly tying packs...
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    Possible start..

    Dont buy any "complete kit" for fly tying you are better off with just a few quality materials. And you dont need to follow recipes to the letter, for instance if you are tying a partridge and orange i would happily sub in snipe or woodcock for the hackle instead of partridge, depends on what...
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    Salmon Fishing in the Blackwater

    i have not Sean, but they are in there, we had one left marooned in a field after a big flood one year. Thats the closest i've got!
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    Salmon Fishing in the Blackwater

    for sure there are lots of large dace, ive had them to just under a pound too. i always remember when i was about fourteen, we had a welsh stone mason working on our yard, he was a mad keen coarse fisherman (we all thought he was nuts as he caught loads of fish (inedible ones) and threw them all...
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    Salmon Fishing in the Blackwater

    we used to have plenty of trout fishers on our land (as long as they were local) and moved if my dad came down to fish. salmon you had to pay though. It is the dace that the landowners probably wanted you to knock on the head! My fathers rule was all trout fishermen had to kill the dace (and...
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    Salmon Fishing in the Blackwater

    you can catch all the trout you want! That stretch where you are going might have good seatrout fishing too
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    Salmon Fishing in the Blackwater

    Hi Shortcircuit, I grew up on a farm above fermoy, we had a few kms of river too. I would still go with a switch rod, it can bang out a bit of line and still not feel too heavy in the hand, the double handers are a bit cumbersome sometimes. Most guys i know fishing the blackwater tend to use a...
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    Next Year

    I was fishing the canyon area which is a part of the river notorious for grizzlies)(long hike there) (Lakelse river again) with two canadian buddies. One of them went up above myself and the other by about a KM. After a half hour of fishing, we started to hear shots ringing out (both the...
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    Next Year

    I missed my annual visit the brother in NZ trip this year, Does not look like NZ will be open next February either:cry:
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    Next Year

    its normally what i fish for there! I am going to PM sean a stream that is not to be missed for rainbow fishing! They are so strong in the currents it is crazy, they can zip up white water like it is not even there.
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    Next Year

    i know where you are coming from, but i have had the best ever trips there too. i have a good friend who works on the trains there in terrace, and have been lucky enough to have had amazing northern coho run fish. i had two casts on the lakelse river for instance and had two 20lb + coho fresh...
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    Next Year

    take a trip up to terrace next time!, ive had bears run out of the bushes and catch salmon between me and the bank!
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    Next Year

    get a big gang of us together, then split up and fish where you like, im sure iceland cant have that many fisheries officers, sure they should only get one of us!
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    Next Year

    had your cousin in the shop and he was telling me about missed trip:cry:
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