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    Rising to a nymph!?

    As per my thread further down I had been struggling to even get a take in recent weeks. This came to an end the other night in what I think is a bizarre fashion. As per the very helpful posters in my other post I chucked my braided leader in the tackle bag and done without. I got to my...
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    Blankety Blank

    Ok, so my forehead is bruised through banging it against a brick wall. The last four times I have been at my local river I have blanked. Fish are rising and people around about me have been catching but I've not even had a tug on the line. Overview of my set up: Shakespreare Trion XT #5...
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    River Carron, Falkirk

    Fished this river last season (first season on the fly) and have only fished it once this season so far. What are the decent pools? I usually stick to: Winchester Avenue at the dog leg left (coming downstream) Horsemill Inn Roughmute Roundabout (although drunken maggot bashers occupy this...
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    Determining line weight

    Hello all!:thumbs: I have just received my Shaky Oddysey XT 3Wt 7ft. I have been struggling with a reel but I looked through some of the huge amount of gear that was left to me in a will, which includes many Hardy Reels, I found a nice lightweight Hardy Viscount (not sure what year) and it...
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    Reel for a 3Wt

    Hi All, Ordered my Shakespeare odyssey XT 3Wt today, ordered my backing, line and leader. Can't wait to get out with it. My 6/7 set up is overkill for my local patch. My question is - what lightweight reel would be recommended for this? Budget of about £100 (but the cheaper the better, since...
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    Low refractive index line

    Last night I was watching a youtube video of a chap fly fishing on a fishery, he went through some of the kit he was using and he said the tippet material he was using had a refractive index of 1.1 (water being 1.0 so this line was really almost invisible in water). My question is - is there...
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    All in a heap

    Good mornin, I am new to fly fishing and have self taught what I know so far. When it comes to casting I seem to be able to cast quite well and accurately when I am casting from the side. However, when I try an overhead cast, I do a few false casts no problem, but when it comes to laying the...
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    First ever fish on the fly - River Carron

    Well after 3 blanked sessions learning to cast I finally hooked my first fish on the fly, quite surprised at how strong the take was for such a tiny fish. I was on the River Carron, Denny at about lunch time, I decided to try a part of the river I hadn't been to before, a dog-leg corner...
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    Don't shoot me - iPhone 4

    I have been using various dSRLs for a while but I am reluctant to take them on my fishing escapades as they will more than likely end up in the drink. So I have been taking by iPhone 4, setting this on HDR and normal mode, the couple it with an app called Camera+ I find I get some pretty...
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    River Carron, Denny

    I am lucky enough to work within a line cast of the River Carron, I leave my rod in the office and usually go over for a cast on my lunch breaks but there hasn't been much activity the last few days so I thought I'd take a wee snap, have a little edit and post it up here. Hope you like...
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    Where to fish this sunday?

    I am wanting to go fishing this Sunday, anywhere in Scotland/very north of England. It will be my first season fly fishing so I would like the option of spin fishing/bait fishing if I am drawing a complete blank! Can anyone recommend somewhere? I usually fish the Carron but fancy going a bit...
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    River Carron, Falkirk

    First of all, hello! This is my first post on what seems a great forum. I have been fishing for 2 years, mainly bait and spinning but this season I am taking the plunge with Fly Fishing, after being left several very nice and very expensive vintage (and some not-so vintage) rods by my late...
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