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    Midge tip line recommendations

    Thanks for the link I had not been aware that snowbee made a line like this. It seems to be just what I'm looking for. Thanks!
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    Midge tip line recommendations

    Hi there. I have a Wychwood connect little dipper (5' midge tip line). I used it yesterday for the first time in about three months and it was horribly coily. It had been ok the last time I'd used it, although not perfectly straight. I know that there are things I can do to straighten it but I...
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    Budget net.

    I have the Grey's GS scoop net and it's fine. It does the job and didn't cost the earth. No experience of any other scoop net so this comment is of limited use. Sorry.
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    Starter Rod and Reel

    I started fly fishing in 2016 and I'm still using the first rod I bought - 10' 7/8# Stillwater performance £45 IIRC - for all my winter fishing. It's one of my two most used rods with the other being a 9' 5# Grey's 20. This despite having acquired another 3 rods. The main reel I use is still the...
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    Daddies

    I saw two or three yesterday when fishing a still water in Fife but not the numbers seen in the past. The fish are tuned in to them though - seem to prefer them "drowned" and fished sub surface. Ewan
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    Bangour near Livingston

    Thanks for the info Lewis McIntosh. Unfortunately my fishing buddy spent the previous night in A and E so I didn't go in the end. Instead I went to Upper Carriston near Star of Markinch in Fife. I had a good day although fishing was hard especially early on with cold and no wind. Once there was...
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    Bangour near Livingston

    Hi all - I'm going to Bangour fishery near Livingston tomorrow for the first time. It's higher up and a bit bigger and deeper than Kinross or Parkview where I usually go, so I was just wondering what methods and/or flies are working well there at the moment. Sorry for the very short notice.
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    How many fly rods do you own?

    I have only two fly rods, but then I've only been fly fishing for two years. I wonder how strongly the number of rods correlates to the number of years we've been fishing.
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    Is a 9' 5# too light a rod for small stilwaters?

    Thanks for all your replies, I'll be out with the 5#this week and let you all know how it goes.
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    Is a 9' 5# too light a rod for small stilwaters?

    I am fairly new to fly fishing and have been using a 10' 7/8# rod with 8# lines floating and sinktip on small stillwaters. Recently I bought a 9'5# agility 2 and a 5# floating line for using on trips up to Caithness. However I'm not likely to be going to Caithness for a while and am dying to try...
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    help me choose rod length please

    Many thanks for all the replies. I'll definitely be having one of those lines, Dave. I like the look of the Grey's and I've had a wee try of my brother in laws grey's streamflex 70 and really liked that. So probably leaning more towards that now. Ewan
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    help me choose rod length please

    Hi all, I have the chance to buy a shakespeare agility 10' #5, or the same rod in 8'6" length. Both are second hand and on sale locally. I don't have enough cash for both. I'm fairly new to fly fishing and so far have been fishing small still waters( with a Stillwater performance 10' #7/8 which...
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    Favourite winter lures

    Another vote for the orange blob. It is only my first winter fly fishing so early days yet.
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    Cormorants: how much fish does one need?

    Thanks for all the replies. this has been very interesting. I guess at the back of my mind was the question: does the presence of a cormorant indicate that there might be fish big enough for me to consider trying to catch them. Although now hooked on fly fishing I'd happily have a brief return...
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    Cormorants: how much fish does one need?

    On a couple of occasions recently I've seen a cormorant at a pond in the park. So I guess there must be some fish there. I was just idly wondering how much fish would be needed to feed a cormorant for several days and what minimum size they would have to be. The pond is small and shallow...
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    Blank, Blank, Blank.

    I can totally relate to this. This is my first full season fly fishing and I blank more often than not. I was out today to my local stillwater and blanked again while the guy next to me had over 2 dozen fish in 4 hours! He was using pink bloodworm apps. I only had red and they just weren't...
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    Gear for Caithness

    Many thanks for all your replies. Very interesting and thought provoking. Strangely, since you mention golf, I've taken up fly fishing because I can't play golf much anymore due to problems with my left shoulder! I will take my 10' 8wt rod with me anyway. Compared to most of you guys I hardly...
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    Gear for Caithness

    Many thanks for the reply. I will be fishing from the bank - this time anyway. I thought I might need a lighter set up but just wasn't sure how light to go. I have been in Caithness before (not fishing) and I'm aware that a light breeze to the locals would be a howling gale to most of us.
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    Gear for Caithness

    Hi All, I am new to all this at the ripe old age of 61. I've only had three days so far on small stillwaters and caught my first trout today. I have a 10' 8wt rod and an old greys reel with interchangeable spools. I have a floating, an intermediate and a sinking line and three spare spools. I'll...
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