Lately I've been trying Xink to help sink my tippet. Normally I would use a mud mix, Fullers Earth etc.
Because I use a high maintenance dry fly solely of CDC, using silica powder gets onto the tippet making it float. I used Xink last week, only a slight smear on the tippet without much success...
First Liverpool with a dramatic comeback, now Spurs on "away goals rule" .......... again! :rolleyes: First against Man City and now against Ajax. An all English final .............................. in Madrid. Shame about allocation of tickets.
Why are nets appearing over trees and hedges? - BBC News
I've known mature trees taken down by developers without consent or planning permission, slap on wrist and a fine which is peanuts to them.
Now this!!!!!!!! No legislation in place either. :mad:
Latest project finished, bit late I know as season nearly over.:omg:
This one's been best so far size 18 with 2mm bead:
Tail speckled grey partridge fibres.
Body stripped peacock herl dyed claret.
Speckled grey partridge hackle.
Pink anodised bead.
This one I just...
Out in the river today and met a new fishing buddy. I've met him a few times before but only at a distance, today he decided to join me.
He's a quiet type and didn't say much, but the fishing was also a bit quiet. He was happy for me to take a few pics (until battery went flat :omg:).
Works all year round for both trout and grayling. Tie in different sizes from 14s to 22s with beads to match. I use beads in black nickle or painted black.
I also tie unweighted ones.
This will be boring, no back ground. :doh:
I've been using CDC dries for quite a while but early and late season I use a parachute dry for any duns that might be about.
In have tied some CDC duns but rarely used them. :omg: They need a lot care to keep them afloat and looking good, paras don't and are more robust (well I think so...
After just reading the latest post by fishing hobbo and bobnudd in the 2018 grayling thread, I thought how about a thread devoted to trips and falls. :ohno:
I've had a few, most at the same river venue. :o
I've slipped down the banking going head first into the river, only saved by a very wet...
I don't need anything else for the little river I fish, these will cover the entire year for trout, grayling and even the odd perch. ;)
I would normally use natural colours for wing posts on the paras, grey, white. But can be difficult to spot at times. :cool:
Strangely just after posting a reply on a thread, I had a little think (I've now got headache :omg:).
Are we changing sex or just trying to get those pheromones that women have that catch the big fish?
As fly fishers and fly tiers we use such female articles as:
Ladies stocking or...
Caught a small brown today from the river. Nothing unusual apart from it having a plastic ring round it's middle. :eek: Now I've seen photos of similar situations, usually those plastic rings that hold 4 packs and such. Usually the fish is squeezed or pinched in the middle. This was a much more...
Out on a club res yesterday in the heat. :omg:
Plenty of fly life and was getting landed on and walked over by alder flies. :eek: There has been discussion as to whether trout like the adult alder! :(
What I've read and doing many marrow spooning of tapped trout I was of the opinion of No, trout...
Out after the ladies today, very quiet with low water levels and this afternoon turned out quite bright. Anyway, working my up one part of the river I noticed a commotion in the water. At first I thought it a very good fish. I soon came to realise that it was infact a female mink. :eek:
I got to...
Well only a week to go, I'm feeling festive (but tell the wife :eek:) and seeing as nothing (well not much) has been done for this festive season of 2016 I thought I would put 2 small fly boxes up for grabs with highest bids to Let's Tackle Cancer.
Both boxes contain river flies.