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    Positioning of drogue?

    I didn't lose interest in this thread, I merely dipped out on Friday at 11'ish to go for a doc's appointment at noon with a concern, and ended up being awarded an immediate Weekend City Break in Galway, at the University Hospital. Apparently it can be a bit of a problem when your heart rate...
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    Questions for Cap'n Fishy

    Those dyes look very expensive Col. I've used these for years and they are excellent. Jacquard Acid Dyes
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    Questions for Cap'n Fishy

    My friend needs to know as well. :eek:
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    Positioning of drogue?

    Almost always, the broadside drift is set with the outboard engine on the left, and even when a perfect broadside drift appears to be happening in a wind, most lake boats also tack to the left, in the direction of the outboard. This is not so prevalent on traditional clinker built wooden lake...
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    Positioning of drogue?

    No. It reduces the drag the engine causes to the aft end of the boat. Remember we're trying to achieve a broadside drift for lake fishing.
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    Positioning of drogue?

    The two 20 litre water containers That I use work really well. They are kinda jerrycan shaped with a handle grip on top. Easy enough to lift in and out of the boat. One of the other problems I would have with a drogue, is when a decent fish circles round the boat, it would almost certainly get...
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    Positioning of drogue?

    A bit difficult when you want to drift broadside with the wind. You would need to fix a rudder in the centre of the boat and have a way of adjusting and fixing the steering angle to give a broadside drift to suit varying wind conditions. Getting a decent broadside drift angle with 2 or more...
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    Positioning of drogue?

    The steel pins are the standard fit on the Irish Lake boats. They work just fine. I wouldn't fancy using a drogue on any of the big west Ireland lakes in rough weather, as you're mainly fishing over shallow water, and there's a risk of snagging on the rocks. In fact this is my eighth season...
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    July 2020 caption competition - sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

    There once was an angler from Looe Was sailing across waters blue When up jumped a bass Which he kissed on the ass Ending up with a mouthful of poo
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    Difference between a fisherman and a good fisherman

    This is my view. 2020 is my 8th season fishing Lough Corrib on a regular basis, from the start to the end of the season, and I'm only part way through an apprenticeship of indeterminate length. Every single time that I push my boat out, or join someone else in their boat, the sense of...
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    Name that stillwater!

    Aye Jimmy, a wonderful place, and I'm completely in love with it. I have my boat on Doorus at Cornamona, 20 minutes from the house, and I go out many an afternoon or the occasional full day. And on the flat calm days with a bit of sun, the wife and I go out on the lake for a picnic. What a way...
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    Stroft Tippet ?

    Anyway this breaking shyte doesn't affect me. Out and out Maxima Ultragreen solves the problem(y)
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    Stroft Tippet ?

    Apart from bad knots, I also think fast action, stiff tipped fly rods are a factor in why some people have problems with breaking certain tippets.
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    Vice recommendations

    With the Stonfo Flytec you can adjust the line of the rotary axis precisely to suit the hook size you're using. I really enjoy using my Stonfo Flytec base vice, which is superbly made and having a set of 3 different size jaws is a real bonus.
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    Chinese made goods

    On the other hand my china was made in England!
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