Winter hints & tips for rainbows on small stillwaters

jack_russell

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Points
16
Location
Sunny Cornwall
When folks refer to straight lining I'm lost...
What's straight lining?

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My interpretation is that it involves fishing a team of buzzers and/or nymphs with a floater or sink tip - line is kept straight & any slack picked up with a slow retrieve, usually v slow, takes are often solid lock ups & the fish tend to stay on - as long as your paying attention!

For info - there's no "proper" way fish buzzers or nymphs - but naturally people will have preferences & opinions! ;-)
 

t44

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Points
6
I'll look forward to your report!
I fished the other day in the aftermath of Storm Ciara, but still 30 mph winds and at only 6 deg C the windchill was biting, I fished in neoprene gloves! 2 fish to a tequila fab, but nothing to black snake or buoyant shrimp. Didn't try a bung as wind was right across. I'm convinced the buoyant shrimp is going to work I shall be there next week to try again!
 

kevind62

Trust Member
Points
18
Location
Bayou La Batre, Alabama, USA
For here in the US, fishing still water means chironomids (size 12 - 16) and zebra midges (size 14-18). I also use small stone flies too (size 16 3X long shank). Extremely slow finger retrieve method. Here are a few of my favorites.
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jack_russell

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Points
16
Location
Sunny Cornwall
Wind now dropped to a mere 50mph for tomorrow's comp - fishery owner called round yesterday confirming the comp is still on!
Westerly wind too so the bank that has the most pegs will be head on!
 

jack_russell

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Points
16
Location
Sunny Cornwall
I'm thinking the water is going to coloured up big time too - what's the consensus re: fly colour for chocolate coloured water - I'm guessing black or orange?
 

Paul_B

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Points
48
Location
South Yorkshire
We used, still use what we call a Sally lunn with good results for well coloured water, one of my dads from early last century, a white bodied, gold ribbed with yellow hackles and wings.
My granddad apparently reared canary for the pit and kept the tradition going with different variants and my father had a good selection.
 
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