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by Nick
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Strip strike or trout set
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: Strip strike or trout set

Lasse, you're right. What I meant to say was that the fish gets off the hook. It's not often that the line breaks because of a strike or a fisk. However, it has happened. When the line breaks it's nearly always in the perfection loop. I use a 9' tapered nylon leader with a perfection loop in the en...
by Nick
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Pressure and sight fishing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Pressure and sight fishing shots

Competitive archery does have some similarities to fly fishing. Mostly in the mental side of course. Visualization techniques and mental practice are useful. Spend a lot of time going through the process in detail in your mind visualizing yourself getting it right. Proper practice is also important....
by Nick
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Strip strike or trout set
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: Strip strike or trout set

I agree with the above. If you are breaking off 0x tippet on Danish sea trout, you either have bad line or bad knots or you have found some exceptional fish! I believe in strip setting for everything except dry fly trout on light tippet. Certainly for sea trout it’s the way to go. When you find the ...
by Nick
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bob Church
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Bob Church

I’m sure you will find some interesting things in it, but it will be very dated by now - I think it was first published in 1978! When I first read it, as a kid, I was just starting to fly fish. My dad had done some fly fishing 20 or so years before, but mostly in rivers. Fishing reservoirs for stock...
by Nick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bob Church
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Bob Church

RIP.

After my dad and I read his book “reservoir trout fishing”, probably around 1982, we totally changed the way we fished our local lakes - and started catching a lot more fish!
by Nick
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly Rod Guides
Replies: 18
Views: 1493

Re: Fly Rod Guides

I have built my HT4 with REC SF guides (thin wire single foot guides), and it's the only one of my rods to have "fly rod guides" installed. I fished with it yesterday and was reminded once again why I dislike wire as a guide material. Shooting line was awful - like the line was dirty. Maybe it real...
by Nick
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Bernd's spinning fly
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Bernd's spinning fly

Looks like a Devon minnow. (http://www.fishingmuseum.org.uk/angels.html). I caught plenty of fish on those when I was a kid, though I haven’t used one in decades.

As for whether it’s a lure or a fly, I don’t care. If it works I’d use it.
by Nick
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Weedless Frog
Replies: 20
Views: 1427

Re: Weedless Frog

I assume that you have tried something like this?
https://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/i ... 2a1384.jpg
by Nick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Weedless Frog
Replies: 20
Views: 1427

Re: Weedless Frog

I have had a lot of success with the gutless frog, or a version of it at least. The hook pattern is key, when tied on a plastic worm hook it’s totally weedless and has a reasonable hookup ratio. This is the hook. (https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_EWG_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GOSWG.h...
by Nick
Tue May 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Icaria Greece?
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Icaria Greece?

Fishing pressure everywhere in the Med is heavy, but there are fish. Bass, sea bream and mullet are targets. For bass, clousers and poppers etc., shrimpy sort of things for bream. Early mornings and late evenings. Mullet are the most challenging, but most harbors are full of them. Either chum them w...

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