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  1. Gdog

    Four flies

    × Lowering the tone of the post with that gorgeous imitative matetial. 😂
  2. Gdog

    Four flies

    Yes, I misread the OP, I was eating my Cornflakes and responding at the same time and thought it applied to lake, lough and river. Anyway if it was the lough it would be, Red Arsed Green Peter, Claret Dabbler, Black Pennell and Bibio and maybe a Connemara Black, no thats 5 flies 😤 I'm dossing...
  3. Gdog

    Four flies

    Will they work on the river? 🤔
  4. Gdog

    Four flies

    How about GRHE nymph, Pheasant Tail nymph, Grey Duster dry and Black Pennell wet.
  5. Gdog

    overcharge me ,NO WAY

  6. Gdog

    Varivas 2100 Standard Dry Hooks

    Varivas 2100 standard dry fly hooks I've checked the number of hooks in each packet. Size 14 / 28 hooks Size 16 / 25 hooks Size 18 / 24 hooks Size 20 / 19 hooks £9 / €10 including postage to Ireland & UK.
  7. Gdog


    Back when I lived in London for a few years, the hottest temperature I ever fished in for trout was 30 degrees in Barn Elms in 1990, I might have caught one trout at dusk. I certainly got a suntan in those conditions, no sun block, I don't think I even wore a cap, just jeans, trainers, tee...
  8. Gdog

    Never sink Daddy long legs

    That's a nice big meaty looking daddy pattern, bigger than foam bodied patterns I use which are a size 12 hook with foam cylinder body. I have all of the materials so I might tie a few up. I've never tried the segmented body, do you use a continuous loop of thread from one segment to the next...
  9. Gdog

    Serious Fishing

    I get a feeling of deja vu reading this about peoples experiences with Serious Fishing. I ordered a hat from Serious Country Sports (same company) last year, the website advised it was in stock, I got an email next day confirming my order and another email after 4 days advising the hat was out...
  10. Gdog


    Thanks for letting me know this. I was considering the Blackstar as an option, it's 1/2 oz lighter than the Premier, and it has a higher grade of carbon, as I said earlier I'll sleep on it. If I order it now, it will probably arrive in time for the back end of the season.
  11. Gdog


    You're right, as long as its not too heavy, I'll sleep on it and decide over the weekend. I suppose for the cost of a premier rod, if it doesn't work out I won't have broken the piggy bank. Better than spending a few hundred on something that isn't what I anticipated, that's happened a few times...
  12. Gdog


    Cheers Noel
  13. Gdog


    Yes agreed Al, less leverage from shorter rod would be easier on the shoulder and back. I would have thought the Maxcatch 9' # 7 rods are made for light saltwater or as freshwater / streamer rods, and should have the guts for casting a DI 7 line. I'm only going to use this rod a few times a...
  14. Gdog


    Has anyone purchased or used any of the Maxcatch 9 foot #7 fly rods that they could recommend, I need something for the occasional time I used a DI7 #6/7 line. Feedback would be welcome on how it casts, action, any problems etc. I'm thinking a 9' #7 uses less energy to cast than a 9'6'' #7, just...
  15. Gdog

    A wonderful sight.. But what is it..?

    When I was around 7 years old the last work horse on our farm died after eating ragwort. I think my father had seen it, cut it and thought he had removed all of it but Dick (our horse) found a bit he missed.
  16. Gdog

    This may be a long shot!

    Have you tried a Kamasan B100?
  17. Gdog

    Ireland West

    Finally the glorious view for diners from the terrace at the rear of Darcy Twelve restaurant in Clifden. This was taken at about 9pm in the evening, so the light is fading. The food and craft beers are good too. I hope I've done Connemara justice, my favourite part of Ireland. Fishing good too.
  18. Gdog

    Ireland West

    The view across the bay from Roundstone. Connemara is beautiful when the sun comes out, time to eat, drink and soak up the scenery. A soft day would be better for fishing, thankfully we had bright sunny days and a couple of soft days for fishing on our trip.
  19. Gdog

    Ireland West

    Here's a few from last years visit to Clifden. Inishbofin Island, viewed from ferry. Mannins Bay, Ballyconnely complete with white coral sand. Two Connemara Pony mares.
  20. Gdog

    Scierra SRX Competition Rod Review

    Rob, that's great in depth review of the rod, it would be great to see more of these kind of reviews on the forum.It wouldn't be a rod I'd use as I use 10'0" #6 and 9'6" # 7 for boat fishing as I can't use anything heavier than these for more than 3 or 4 hours with my knackered back. 🥵 Its...