I like Cormorants, I tied a fair few over the last few days. Can’t wait to swim them, possibly with an anchored booby on the pointThis is exactly the sort of snobbishness which is destroying our sport. We should accept that all is fair in angling, it's just about catching fish regardless of the method, why create arbitrary divisions, we are brothers of the angle surrounded on all sides by cormorant lovers and animal rights extremists , unite or die etc. etc.
Next:- The Thomsons Gazelle. Is it a gazelle?
No, it's not ledgering if you fish your booby on a floating line, midge-tip, etc. You put a booby on the point and 2 buzzers or Diawls on the droppers, and you fish it on a floater, or a midge-tip, or a slow glass, and you figure-of-eight it a few inches under the surface, using the booby on the tail to stop the whole rig from sinking deeper. I was doing this just yesterday, and it worked for me. How far up or down your own personal moral high ground do you stand with regard to this method?Well, is it?
Personally I think you are 'nearly' right.This is exactly the sort of snobbishness which is destroying our sport. We should accept that all is fair in angling, it's just about catching fish regardless of the method, why create arbitrary divisions, we are brothers of the angle surrounded on all sides by cormorant lovers and animal rights extremists , unite or die etc. etc........
Personally I think you are 'nearly' right.
I don't think it is snobbishness in the 'traditional' sense. More it is a kind of snobbishness based on the totally false concept that so-called fly fishing, which frequently doesn't involve anything even remotely resembling a fly or its nymphal form, is more 'difficult' and 'skilled' than other methods. Which is utter nonsense.
I live in Hampshire where there are two main 'trout' rivers, lots of small 'put and take' trout ponds ("lake" is somewhat of an exaggeration), and very little else.
I fish the ponds only rarely but I see lots of self-styled 'experts' who seem to think that catching unnaturally large and naive stocked rainbows in small ponds is somehow 'difficult' They wear lots of badges in their hats, use nonsensically overpriced rods, and very much look down on 'occasional' and 'casual' small pond fishers such as myself and my fishing friends.
You don't see this so much on the two rivers.
Much of the river fishing is 'season ticket' or 'club member' only, payable in advance, and requiring a certain wealth, noticeable mostly by the type of vehicles people arrive in. I've been fishing one of the rivers for many years and have never seen anything like the 'traditional' snobbishness, and also I've never seen any of the 'small lake expert' kind of snobbishness either, though by my poor fishing standards some of these 'river' people appear far more expert than I am.
Wait for it! The OP might ask the question "is sitting down the reason we have so many fat fishermen"He might consider casting out a sinking line with a Booby on the point and just taking a seat on the grass ledge watching the world go by
Not really sure Bob but think they might have relaxed the rule with some restrictions for us old gits.I do have some BW mice but still as dry as the day I bought them from the Lodge when Bob was still there.Thought might be good for washing line but still in my ''store box''.Thought they looked too much like a pellet but see now pellet fabs are on the market so might dust them offhno:That's a classic Barrows trick I believe. Is it not forbidden now, JCP?
Taking it all seriously gives me an opportunity to spout off, which I very much enjoy and can do on lots of subjects, not just fishingMark, that was a tongue in cheek post repeating some of the familiar (tedious?) arguments which accompany these threads, apologies if you took it seriously.
Perhaps it's snobbish of me to mention but isn't the correct spelling "legering" or is it so frequently misspelled - à la "course" fishing - that it's virtually interchangeable?
There's a nice interview between Tom Ivens and Dick Shrive in "Stillwater Trout Fishing" in which they discuss fishing buoyant flies on sinking lines. My edition is the 3rd (1969) but I suspect the approach is even older than that.Hi
I have a book, first published in 1987, written by Gordon Fraser titled 'mastering the nymph'. He devotes a chapter to fishing the 'booby nymph' and states its particularly useful when the wind is blowing into the dam wall, forcing undercurrents which suck the fly life down to where the fish are waiting. He fished the booby nymph as per any normal nymph techniques and did not consider it ledgering.