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    More people fishing

    Is it me or has any one else noticed that there seems to be more people out there fishing. It seems that some are coming back to fishing and others are taking it up for the first time. I've noticed when walking around my local Trout pools quite a few having ago for the first time and not all...
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    Traditional wets for Rainbows

    On a previous thread I mentioned That I used the same Traditional wets on stocked rainbows as I do for wild Brownies. I also mentioned that if that doesn't work try pulling a team of Irish dabblers on a intermediate. Yesterday at Draycote I put this into practice. I started with a team of wets...
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    Draycote

    Is there any news on when Draycote will be opening
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    The things you pick up

    I've been fishing the small rivers along the English Welsh broader now for just over 10 years. And from my first trip I've been finding old bottles. Unfortunately I have a habit of taking old things home, thats how I ended up married (hope the wife never see this). Now I have a small collection...
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    Dreaming of Grayling fishing 2020

    And that's all I can do I've not been on the river since late September. Every time I arrange a trip to the river the heavens open up.Planned to go up to Caersws Monday but the weekend rain put paid to that:thumbsdown: Still I'll try again next Monday ,so fingers crossed.:thumbs: In the meantime...
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    Who's he daddy

    Who's the daddy Firstly apologises for starting a new thread for this. but as its a follow on from my last two I thought it would be easier:) Yesterday I headed off back up the Elan Valley with a friend this time to fish one of the reservoirs lower down the complex Craig Goch. Last week on...
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    Where are all the daddies

    I was up fishing the Claerwen the other day hoping to fish with daddy long legs. I did try for a while but with no luck and I never saw any in the crass or on the lake. I've not seen any round home either normal you can see them in the cob webs but none yet. Are there fewer about this year
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    Double taper

    I've accidentally cut about 3 foot off the end of a double taper line:omg: Don't ask how I'm to embarrassed.:o Now I've already turned the line round as the other end was cracking. What I would like to know is how much can be cut off before its rendered useless
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    Escargots on the menu at Draycote

    Had the day out on Draycote yesterday with my friend.We struggled although conditions looked good. We finished the day with 5 fish in the boat all taken on different methods. We kept one fish each and when I cleaned mine it was stuffed full of snails. Chatting with my friend today and he said...
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    Ice fly lines

    I mentioned in a previous thread my friend has given me one of his new ice lines to try. The one I tried was the Ice Blue. I've been using it for the last few months now and I am empresed. It cast well floats high on the water which makes for a nice clean lift off lies nice and straight, no...
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    Ice fly lines

    I mentioned in a previous thread my friend has given me one of his new ice lines to try. The one I tried was the Ice Blue. I've been using it for the last few months now and I am empresed. It cast well floats high on the water which makes for a nice clean lift off lies nice and straight, no...
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    Teifi Pools

    Made it up to the Teifi pools Monday, which I've found out you can now book through the WUF passport upland llyns section. That means I don't have drive past the pools to go the village to get a ticket, which save a bit of time.So I was up there just after 09:00. It was bright and sunny with a...
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    Fly ID

    Now I'm no entomologist would this be a march brown There were lots hovering over the bank but none on the water at The Elan Valley yesterday
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    Formark

    Does anyone one know what's happening to Formark resovoir. It will be a shame if another fishing venue closes
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    Who the hell

    Just got my copy of Trout & Salmon and went to do the crossword with my morning tea. I see the prize is a pair of pliers. Who the hell pays £650 for pliers? My fishing pliers cost £1.99 from a well known D I Y chain and I've had them some years now
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    Last Fish of 2018

    Well went for a few hours on my local Trout pools today. After going through my fly box I eventually got the only fish of the day. So here to the last fish of the year and looking forward to next year. So Happy New Year to every one and tight lines to you all :wine:
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    Gentlemanly behaviour

    On another thread we here a lot about oafish behaviour in fishing. I would like to redress the balance. Over my years of fishing I've met lots of good people and more so in fly fishing and very few A** holes. I've made life long friendships through fishing and still to this day 99% of the people...
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    Still good Rainbows to be had

    Some weeks back on another thread someone asked had we had the best of the Rainbow fishing this year. I said then no and just to prove it I've been out twice in the last couple of weeks. I was out on Draycote last week and 9 fish to the boat,on a mixture of wet and dry fly Then yesterday I had a...
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    Favourite fishing book

    What's your favourite fishing book? I've got 3 that I like to back to and read again. The first is the roving angler by Herbert Edward Palmer.The second is fishing a Highland Steam by John Iglish Hall Then Blood Knots by Luke Jennings. Not books on how to fish but books about fishing and the...
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    Rainbows stronger than before

    I started fly fishing properly some 30 odd years ago. Like a lot of people fishing for rainbows on reservoirs and small put and take lakes. Then got in to fishing wild brownies and didn't fish for rainbows for around 20 years. Then last season I had a couple of trips to Draycote and again this...
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