Fishing on coloured river

patsolver

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I am on the Middle Mertoun beat of the Tweed next week and it seems likely / possible that some of the time the river will be coloured what if any tactics should be used or is it just a case of packing up and waiting ?

Up until this week thought it would floating line and smallish flies but the weather has changed so much that might have to review tactics - what would you suggest.

Any help appreciated

:( :( :(
 

sagefly

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Pat, depending on the state of the river, if it is rising it is perceived notion that fishing will be impossible/hard, if it is falling fill your boots.

Try a large black fly fished close in to the sides, fish it through the water column.

You could even try a stripped collie or sunray.

Main thing is that you need to have your fly in the water to haver a chance.

The Tweed needs good clean out there is a lot of silt and weed settled in it, if the rain fall at the right time you may hit the jackpot
 

Ironhead

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I find the color "chartruese", is by far the most useful in high colored water.
Obviously a large profile pattern would be well advised.
 

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