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Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds Yesterday, 03:30 PM
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Forum: River Taff Yesterday, 02:03 AM
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Views: 324
Posted By icejohn
Off topic .. need advice

The section below the ospreys section near the screwfix lower section does that belong to any club and if not.... Can you fish it as the gent suggested as public water? Because that area seems to go...
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 21-10-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,520
Posted By icejohn
french nymphing

Am surprised that people show a world champion fly Fisher doing something years ago in youtube video suddenly becomes if he can do so can I type thing. Jiri klima could probably catch a 4lber using a...
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 21-10-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,520
Posted By icejohn
french nymphing

Sag is bad. Am sure somone told me this, meaning you are not in direct contact with your flies and means they doing their own thing down the river.....

The take sure registers nicely but that...
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 20-10-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By icejohn
Re: What is it about Dawl Bachs snapping off?

Basically use 3 dawl backs and slightly heavier mono lol. Any kind of weird snap off stuff go heavier breaking strain. Simples :)
Forum: Fly Tying Forum 19-10-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By icejohn
B its 'n' pieces.

Obviously a size 4 hook so it will never catch. ;). I like it minus front hackle.
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 19-10-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,520
Posted By icejohn
french nymphing

Having tried loads and made loads overall to save you guessing and ton of cash just get the hends 9m and trim off 30cm-40cm that we still leave you enough taper to turn over most flies.

There are...
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 18-10-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By icejohn
Re: Grayling rig for shallow water

Shallow water yes single fly as found two flies dont drift as well and more liable to snag bottom. You did say shallow ie anything under 40cm
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 18-10-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By icejohn
Grayling rig for shallow water

5ft tippet and use single 2mm bead fly size 14 or less if using French leader. Else use fly line with small dries if the water is shallow then they should still take drys. Dry rod rig 7-8 ft...
Forum: Rod Building 18-10-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By icejohn
First / stripper ring

Measure the internal diameter of the ceramic then find the same size of guides at the guides and blanks website. They do cheap ones for 3 quid etc etc to titanium coated etc you pays ur money you...
Forum: Rod Building 17-10-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By icejohn
Re: First / stripper ring

If you want quality then it fuji eyes all day long for me. ceramic because they take the abrasional stuff better than wire especially the salt water rods.

the best ones are around 7-9 quid each...
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 17-10-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By icejohn
Re: Czech Nymph - Hooking Power

If they are real heavy bad boys like 4-5mm tungsten then i would use a pair of pliers on the barb to flatten it.

Then i would use the flies as a sacrificial fly on the point and use weak tippet ...
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 17-10-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By icejohn
OMG new orvis catalogue

Hi All,

Maybe its just me, but the new orvis catalogue got posted through the letter box and i had a quick look through it. OMG I couldnt find any fishing gear. Just a clothing catalogue. Think...
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 17-10-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By icejohn
Every T&S Ever on DVD. Would You Want It?

A half decent pc scanner with a feeder tray is what you need. They come ocr software which turns printed words into text the pc can search. Only issue is the magazines would need the spines...
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 15-10-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 50,490
Posted By icejohn
Re: New 2017 Brown trout on the rivers thread.

Too bad Avon tributaries don't do day tickets as their membership fee is hard to justify if you fishing other waters.
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 15-10-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,531
Posted By icejohn
New winter Grayling thread 2017/2018.

Purists will always frown about grayling fishermen and also by salmon anglers. For the simple fact both parties make assumptions that bad fishing later next year is down to.... What the occasional...
Forum: Competition Fly Fishing 14-10-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By icejohn
Re: Broadlands Grayling Classic River Test - Entry Open

entry fee is 200 quid.....might be useful for some folks
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 14-10-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By icejohn
Re: Riverge

only a pound cheaper.....:mad:
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 13-10-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By icejohn
Riverge

Generally it's the stiffness and slight diameter differences. People have different preferences. Best advice is buy 50m of both in same strength test and see which is the better one
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 09-10-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By icejohn
Re: Leader straighteners, coiling tapered leaders etc.

Leader straighteners works on nylon. But found after 8lb breaking strain they don't.

And they don't work on flourocarbon no matter what diameter. Once flourocarbon goes curley it stays that way.
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 05-10-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By icejohn
Scierra extract the urine...

Most of the cheaper rod branded rods have no backup on breakages. At most they all put product guaranteed against workmanship and materials and this is just a pile of steaming dog droppings, and to...
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 04-10-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By icejohn
Scierra extract the urine...

Bottom line they are mass market rods as you have explained with no backup plan to backup breakages, With their own name on it. I will certainly be avoiding the brand.

The fact you buy a name...
Forum: Trout and Grayling Fishing 02-10-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By icejohn
"Blanked" where I previously caught fish

Well as rule if you catching fish on shallow water you also should be seeing spooking fish. Hence how you know they there! Lol.

Sounds like you covered the ground but as you said you didn't see...
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 02-10-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By icejohn
Echo sounders

https://www.coleparmer.co.uk/i/portable-water-depth-sounder-gauge/9975640?PubID=UY&persist=true&ip=no&keyword=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsNbh0qfR1gIVwZkbCh310A43EAQYAiABEgK3fvD_BwE



price aint cheap...
Forum: General Fly Fishing Discussion 30-09-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By icejohn
Waders: why majority sold with boots separate?

Had all in ones and basically I choose the wader type boot to suit the river bottom. Felt for serious rock. Rubber for longer walking flatter gravel type bottom. I like the fact you can get out of...
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