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    Elastic band dry fly trick

    You can buy life flex from Lathkill.The tippet spool tenders are working good for me.
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    Parachute post material

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pepperell-Bonnie-Macrame-Craft-Yard-Ivory/dp/B00167YN22 This link is working
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    Parachute post material

    I like bonnie craft cord for posts & wings.Crinkly stuff like Aerowing but way cheaper. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ref=navm_hdr_logo I use Red or Ivory.Good stuff.
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    Advice please

    I fish often without bead head nymphs these days.I often fish a drop shot rig now.I just use the same patterns with or without beads.But in the trout season i would often have a softhackle on top dropper.Renegade'Black Sakasa Kebari 'Softhackle Micro mop 'Honey Bug'Teal & Black.An olive honey...
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    Micro mop emerger dry fly

    Hello all.The last time i was tying micro mop flies.I had a lark around & tied a dry fly micro mop version.I was nymphing yesterday.The wind got up so switched to dry fly.Seems to float good & brings grayling up.It's amazing what fish will eat.
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    The cdc & elk is a transforming caddis.(absolutely)The even less transformed crippled version has alway's been my favourite one. https://globalflyfisher.com/sites/default/files/crippled_cdcelk.jpg
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    Elastic band dry fly trick

    I will give the spool tender a try first.I gave it a try & it seems a good twanger.Should work for twanging my yarn indicators too.Cheers all I
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    I do think it's a good trigger.Seems very effective anyway.I tend to use them more on my normal dry emerger or dry dropper emerger.If the fish are responding to a skated presentation. I change to one without the cdc puff.I would say they are fairly neutrally buoyant.Well when the fly has fished...
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    Elastic band dry fly trick

    There's no getting away with it cdc wings on flies work great.But if you are fishing a river with lots of fish.The days where you catch one fish after another.I find you come to a point where it just gets harder & harder to get your cdc fly going again.I mostly fish flies with a combination of...
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    Elastic band dry fly trick

    Never thought about tippet spool tidy bands.I have some of them.Not Rio ones but might work just as good.
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    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    I use these quite a bit & black marabou buggers. https://globalflyfisher.com/patterns-tie-better/baby-buggers Johnathan Barnes has a video on YouTube with a streamer using a single badger feather.I find that works great too.I tied some Kreelex streamers at the start of the season.Tried them a...
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    Elastic band dry fly trick

    I have some stretch magic.Well think that's what it's called.It's not as stretchy as elastic bands.Kind of works though.Just wondering if anyone else had found something better.
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    Elastic band dry fly trick

    Hello all.Usually have an elastic band hanging from my vest.They perish fast though & need constant replacement.Does anyone use anything similar that lasts & doesn't perish.Cheers
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    Streamer fishing for wild brown trout.?

    I fish streamers occasionally.More mini streamers though on a euronymph rig.Not those big streamers you see used in America.Sometimes fish nymphs dry & streamers all in one day.Wouldn't wan't to fish streamers all the time.You get bait & people spinning lures where i fish.Can't really knock...
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    Unreachable fish

    LDO. Interesting as i like using a poly wing with hackle either side of the poly wing.I do like to clip the underside of the hackle though.I think i hook & land more fish than with say a deer hair fly.My.thinking is the poly fly is soft .Where the deer hair is more jaggy & bulky.I find it's the...
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    Unreachable fish

    I was thinking the same as others have suggested. Dry fly from upstream.I use a long tippet 6ft or longer sometimes.Land it with lots of coils & slack tippet.Then start to wiggle more line as it drifts downstream.I would normally always use an emerger.If you get no interest try skating a dry fly...
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    State of our rivers?

    I would say 1 & 3 on the rivers i fish.A steady drip of pollution from dairy farming doesn't do much good.I do notice most rivers i fish are highly silted up.Modern farming practices causing loss of top soil to rivers.In 30 years we won't be able to farm as there will be no top soil .Very few...
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    What about fishing a dun & spitting on its rear to make the rear sink.Would that be cheating.Thankful that i live in Scotland.
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    Emergers, the best version of dries?

    Another good video.I have always liked fishing various emergers.I often use a cdc puff for the trailing shuck.I am running out of cdc puff feathers & they are quite expensive puff feathers.Ordered up some Antron dubbing last week.I am sure it will work great.Cheers
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    Rio In Touch

    I have just ordered some stroft abr in 0.10mm.My preference these days is konger Steelon.But konger in 0.10mm is impossible to find in the UK.Haven't used stroft for 10 years probably.All these monofilament lines with dodgy knotting reports.I tend to find the pitzen & fo8 my real confidence...
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