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  1. bertie doe2

    Most Buoyant makes of leader and tippet/dropper line please.

    Thanks, this is what I feared. So it's the grease that provided the best buoyancy. So the next question is :- are there any favoured brands of grease out there? I don't suppose there's a "night before" grease, that'll last all day? Can I assume that most folk re-grease after every dozen casts or...
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    Most Buoyant makes of leader and tippet/dropper line please.

    I'm guessing that co-polymer is co-polymer and has identical chemistry and therefore all float equally well but does anyone have a brand that sticks out above the others. Snowbee Slick works fine on the fly-line but seems to have no impact on helping the leader and tippets to float -...
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    Blood worm buzzer question, thanks,

    Ah, thanks I'd forgoten about my strong wind taggles. I'll reduce to blob plus 2. My bloods aren't beaded, so I'll experiment with some unleaded split-shot.
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    Blood worm buzzer question, thanks,

    Fishing a local reservoir tomorrow, the forecast is for strong winds, so I'll be using an orange foam blob as indicator / bung for good visibility. I plan to use a GH buzzer on point plus 2 other droppers. Where would you place the bloodworm and what other buzzer would be a good match. TIA.
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    South West Fly Fair Sat 16th March 2019 Roadford Resv Cornwall

    South West Fly Fair, Roadford Lake – 16 March 2019 - SW Lakes Trout Fishing One of guest speakers is Charles Jardine, author of fly fishing and fly tying books :- YouTube
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    The Cornwall & Devon Countrymans Fare, Launceston Sun 5th August 2018

    Countryman's Fair - Werrington Park Fishing — Countryman's Fair Fly tying demo's by Wes Ower and Ron Wilday from the local FT Guild. There will be rods to play with on the lake but I have no idea as to brand names. I last attended 6 years ago and they had rods by Snowbee, Vision and others.
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    2 Dries, little and large

    Shpeil, John, Bob, Andy. Many thanks for the tips. I caught a Blue earlier last week on a lumi-buzzer, suspended about 2 foot under an orange foam blob. I made the mistake of repeating this duo for the following nights, without success. They seem to have different feeding patterns, regardless of...
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    2 Dries, little and large

    I'm only 10 mins drive from the local 140 acre reservoir, so I like to pop along about 2 hours before dusk. Twice last week, the fish got very active in the last 30 mins before dusk. Tried a number of fly patterns but no luck. 9 foot, 5 weight rod, 5 weight floating line. 12 foot floating...
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    Nunton Olive

    Ah thanks for that, I have a few cheapish Indian capes, various colours in hen and cock. So mixing them will give both shape and movement? Paul
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    Nunton Olive

    Thanks Snow, I'll try Ebay. One quick question : This is a wet fly but uses cock feathers in body hackle. Any advantage to this ? TIA Paul
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    Nunton Olive

    That's a nice looking fly. I'm a fly tying newbie but I'd like to give it a whorl. Is the Body hackle and Head hackle easy to source online?
  12. bertie doe2

    Mono Tapered Leaders Query

    What a difference a day makes. Arrived at 2pm, same blustery conditions, same fishing spot. But what has this got to do with tapered leaders. Unloaded gear and met Peter, a former Snobee casting coach (now retired). He gave me some tips for casting over my left shoulder to deal with the wind...
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    Mono Tapered Leaders Query

    Hi Ian, apologies for the delay but I screwed up forum settings but Paul from FFF Admin has got me sorted - thanks Paul. Yes the 3 pounder was a rainbow. Looking at the w/end catch returns, I see two 3 pounders were caught (blue and bow), location was 2 meadows, one on cats whisker, the other...
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    Roadford

    I haven't fish here before but a visit to a fly tying demo by trout fishing author Charles Jardine, impressed me by it's size. My local reservoir is Siblyback on Bodmin Moor but for this season I've added on Roadford and Burrator, mainly to improve my boat fishing. You're right at 740 acres...
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    Mono Tapered Leaders Query

    Thanks BW, I saw the rain on Met Office radar this morning, so a quick drive to Sibly and got a couple of hours in before the rain arrived. It was my first attempt at casting into wind and were moderately pleased although I blanked this time. I was fishing in the same spot as Manchester chap on...
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    Mono Tapered Leaders Query

    Thanks Welsh88 yep it sounds like heavier leader is best and I'll stick with single weighted fly on point. It'll be at least a month before I risk a 2nd or 3rd dropper :) Thanks MorayF, I'll try with the heavier fly line. I like the idea of casting at an angle to the headwind. I'll give it a...
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    Mono Tapered Leaders Query

    Thanks, I'm strictly still water fishing on 3 reservoirs. One on Bodmin Moor, the others on Dartmoor. I also struggle with casting into wind, although some of the Youtube clips help to cover technique Yesterday at the local Siblyback Reservoir, I managed to get only one small Stockie over a 3...
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    Mono Tapered Leaders Query

    Many thanks Arkle and WF. That's exactly what I was looking for.
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    Mono Tapered Leaders Query

    Newbie and apologies if this question has been asked before. Looking online, most manufacturers state that the leader is "Floating, Inter, or Sinking" etc., there are a couple of exceptions :- Daiwa Mono Leader, "made from Monofilament" Scierra Mono Leader, "made from Copolimer" Would these...
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    24 Feb 2018 Roadford Lake Devon Fly Fair

    Starts 10am to 4 pm, a good 3 quids worth and free parking :- 2018 South West Fly Fair at Roadford Lake - SW Lakes Trout Fishing https://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/lakes/devon/roadford/
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