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  1. stylie

    Lough Sheelin

    Forgot to update this. Fished out of Crover June 20th. 3 trout, two over 4lb on dry green mayfly pattern, one small. Lost one 10lb apprx. Fishing dry's blind all day as what fish rose did not stay on the top. First fish caught just before lunch, second around 4pm. Lost the big one around 6pm...
  2. stylie

    Dapping Floss

    As you can see its very neat. Fiddly to make but worth it to see it go through the top rings with ease, with the added benefit that the weight of the fish is on the braid and not on the floss if tied directly.
  3. stylie

    Dapping Rod

    Pics dont do them justice
  4. stylie

    Dapping Rod

    Not ones I would willingly share :) Just kidding, I wasnt happy with the first one(cosmetically), but the second has a nicer finish. I will post some pics and maybe a vid as I should have them on my GoPro. Not home right now so maybe the weekend.
  5. stylie

    Dapping Floss

    I have been experimenting with whipping the floss directly onto thin backing line using 8/0 tying thread, no knots just whipping the floss back on itself. Its incredible neat. I will post pics as soon as I am back home, probably tomorrow. Might be neater than yours Cap'n fishy :)
  6. stylie

    Lough Corrib

    On Sunday on Oughterard Bay they were feeding hard on spent Caenis until 12pm. It was 20c + little ripple and blue skies. Trout are funny, you wouldn't expect to see them in that weather feeding hard ont he top. They refused every pattern I threw at them.
  7. stylie

    Dapping Rod

    Im a little late to the party, but I built two dapping rods, both 14ft 6wt and 7wt respectively. Both are switch/spey blanks from the site below. I think they have changed the blank slightly since I bought them. IM8 Graphite 14ft. 4pce., 5/6wt. Spey Rod Graphite Blank | The Angler's Roost...
  8. stylie

    Lough Corrib

    Hi, The fly will hatch over any water under 10ft deep. But bigger hatches over shallow marly bottoms. I fished it last week and blanked, same set up as you described. Other years I have been more successful, I am up again next week so hoping for better luck. Its not easy fishing, and I think...
  9. stylie

    Lough Conn

    Thank you guys, just checking. Killarney has an engine restriction, nothing over 6hp unless you are a one of the tour guides.
  10. stylie

    Lough Conn

    Is there an engine size limit on Conn ? are 15's allowed ?
  11. stylie

    Lough Corrib

    For the last week around Portacarron, the Bog and general area. Down the lake and deeper water not so much
  12. stylie

    Boat trolling for dollaghan trout.

    One of my vids, a few other uploaded to my channel. Gives you an idea of how they behave with a trolled deadbait. Also I recorded as many sessions with artificials but the trout barely come for them. Only early season for the plastics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Kq-LXzG0U
  13. stylie

    Partridge Hackle (neck&natural)

    Thanks folks, never heard of them. Going to work my way down from the top :)
  14. stylie

    Partridge Hackle (neck&natural)

    Hi folks, Is everyplace out of stock at the moment ? essentialfly, fishingmegastore, funkyfly tying, Frankie McPhilips, clonavav. Not sure who else I tried, but looking for other materials at the same time so dont want to go the ebay route. Any other sources ? only wanted a couple of packs...
  15. stylie

    Electric outboard motor batteries

    Very neat set up. Feel like adding a few usb ports to it ? or cigarette jacks ? I did that to mine, but I have it in a small wheelie bin so plenty of room. One of these and wire away...
  16. stylie

    Boat trolling for dollaghan trout.

    I troll a fair bit, had some doubles off Corrib and big fish off other lakes. How good is the fish finder you have ? Or how good are the nautical maps ? I bought an lowrance gps plotter last yr and currently mapping the lakes I fish, you build up a map of the lake so very useful picking...
  17. stylie

    Lough Corrib

    I am much the same, just wondering is anyone going deeper or is there a need for it. Or is 'daphia' feeder a bit of a loose term used for any trout caught over deep water.
  18. stylie

    Lough Corrib

    Few fish seem to be getting caught, reports saying they are daphnia feeders. Do ye guys go beyond an intermediate for them ?
  19. stylie

    Electric outboard motor batteries

    Chinese specials ? I have bought at least 50 18650s over the last few yrs for torches and little projects etc. Different type but all offering 3Ah 5Ah etc.. They are not the Ah they say they are. Fine for torches, but I had 6 powering a 12 volt apprx 5amp bilge pump at the end of some piping...
  20. stylie

    Honda 2.3 HP 4 Stroke

    Short shaft will do, but 2.4hp is really under powered. Its not much more powerful than the 55lb electric I use, and that is only used to move in and out of drifts etc when I dont want to start the petrol engine. Get a 4hp or 6hp (the 5hp has similar weight to the 6hp so no benefit). Better to...
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