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  1. mackiia1

    Evening Caenis

    I've heard that giving them something like that can work but have never tried it . Does it really work ??
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    Emergering Flies , Adult Flies and Spent Flies - all in or on the surface film . Also Terrestials blown onto the water. There are different tying styles to represent these . All come under the term - Dry Fly - in my opinion. Anglers can split hairs , impose ridiculous rules on themselves and...
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    As a private fishery , Hadden Estate can impose whatever rules they like. No issue there at all. The problem was that some who fished according to that rule tried to dictate to others what a dry fly was/wasn't - and they got pretty sh1tty about it. A certain few tried to bully and insult other...
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    No - a Klinkhamer was originally tied to represent an Emerging Caddis. The Emerger style flies are fished to represent a fly hatching on the surface of the water , breaking through the surface film. Different tying styles suggesting the same thing - a hatching fly.
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    This dry fly /emerger debate is the biggest load of horsersh1t I have ever heard in my life . If you fish a fly which sits on or in the surface film - it is DRY FLY fishing. We had a plonker on here years ago - RichardW - who actually gave the percentage of the fly which is over the surface of...
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    Islay magic

    Cracking fish - well done.
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    Evening Caenis

    First evening out this year on my local Stillwater with Inishmackjames and we witnessed a massive hatch of Caenis. Thank God we had our Corrib Caenis patterns with us. Flat calm and the trout would not come within casting distance of the boat . So we used an old Corrib trick and pulled up on the...
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    Summer Trouting 0n Stillwaters

    I'm all Thumbs though Jim .
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    Summer Trouting 0n Stillwaters

    Pretty miserable here too Jim - windy , cool and wet . There are thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow morning but its meant to dry up in the afternoon. Current forecast for my local Stillwater area for tomorrow evening is , mild, light winds and dry . Looks promising. I must invest in a water...
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    Summer Trouting 0n Stillwaters

    Thanks Jim - I am heading out fishing tomorow , weather permitting .I think I will delay my start time until late evening . Better to have 2 or 3 hours with possibly a good chance of a few fish than flog it all day and be totally fed up by the time the fish start to move.
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    Summer Trouting 0n Stillwaters

    At what water temp do Rainbows switch off ?
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    For fecks sake..

    I lost my virginity one night many moons ago - never again found it. ;)
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    Ireland West

    I never took it that seriously - it was a weekend away with the Lads. We had good fun - usually a good few pints were had. No - never won it . I qualified for the final twice. In one of the finals , I got a nice trout within 10 minutes of starting and I then proceeded to hook and lose 7 more...
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    New E book - 'Trout and Flies - Getting Closer'

    Cheers - might have a look at that E book.
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    Ireland West

    Do you mean The World Cup on Lough Mask - held over the August BH each year. I have fished that 3 or 4 times - last time was about 6 years ago. I don't do compettitions anymore except for maybe the odd charity fundraiser type of thing.
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    New E book - 'Trout and Flies - Getting Closer'

    Never used an eBook before - what do I need. Will a Laptop or Tablet do - or do I need something else.?
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    Ireland West

    He's a bit young for pints yet Mike :D Actually - I said it to him about coming up with me for a boys weekend away when he turns 18. His reponse was ' you'll probably be dead by then '.:eek: Cheeky little sod.
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    Ireland West

    I have fished Mask and Carra quite a few times but I must admit it is a few years since I have been on them. The last 4/5 years it has been all Corrib . I have a boat on Inishmacatreer Island on Corrib so thats where I go mostly. That allows me to fish the north and north east of Corrib -...
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    Ireland West

    It's a disaster for sure Raphael - this virus thing makes travelling to another country a complete pain. I normally get a few days each year fishing abroad - not this year. Next year hopefully.:)
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