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...
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...