Just back from a week on the gledfeild beat of the bonar bridge carron.
Monday am river was somewhere in the - range on the guage by the bridge ,so shirt sleeves and the light switch rod ,wee flys ,after lunch pottered in my usual snails pace (bu**ered lungs and leg)up to my favorite pool the...
T&S hit the post box this morning ,a fascinating article on drifty boat fishing loch Brora for springers ,our Cap'n fishy led the charge 4 to his rod and 2 for Mr H.
Puts my half day last august for one finnock to shame!:omg:
Coch-y bhondu books delivered me a blinder of a book ,Reflections on the Loch, by Stan headley.
Not had time to go throigh it all ,but so far its been a great read ,any one thinking of fishing for brown trout from bank or boat should give this a look .
yesterday saw me and the boy neeeding to tie on some tiny flys for the smutting grayling ,GAWD its hard with chilled fingers and polaroids with out varfocal and low light .
so whats the best deal on fly threaders ,and big eye tiny hooks!
The hooks preferably barbless.
Just an idea for a pattern I am playing with ,but some silver finish hooks as above would help, last ones I saw were Sue Burgess ones and the wire on those was only suitable for gudgeon sized fish.
I would like to get a silver reel foot of a system 2; one of mine has the fat black foot that doesnt fit on some of my rods ..
ebay prices look stupid for the whole thing .
Sensible money or I could supply some silkcut shrimps.
A small packet of joy arrived in todays post.
Once again Mr Trout has excelled , one for me one for the boy .3 foot totally hi vis furlie 3 footers ,ideal for the hard of sigh old fashioned nymphers.
Not the first time he has done me some specials ,he really has done a great job.
Thank you Stephen !
ACW desperately searching a hardy superlite net in good condition .
rather disapointed with an almost purchase the vendor was packing it to send to me and the spreader block snapped!
Rather peeved (polite term):mad:
My Local water Walthamstow had most of its limmited fly life decimated as the waters were almost completely drained for much of the winter early spring.
now plenty of daphnia and a smattering of coarse fry about ,Observation suggests there is a good head of Corixia,does ant one have agood...
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was some how transported by another thread back ,how i really miss that venue and the laighter that rang across the feilds and wood lands.
Does anyone have a contact ,phone or email for Alan the kylie shrimp man.
I had it a while back and would like a chat with him before my trip to Gledfeild tail end of august with SWMBO the boy and his significant other .
If theres any one that knows how to winkle fish out of this river its him .