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by flickingfeathers
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Pike and flysize
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Pike and flysize

I think 15-25cm will cover almost any situation for pike the most popular/successful conventional lures are all in this size bracket. Fly design plays a big part in castability- really a well put together fly of 30cm isn't that hard to cast on a 10, probably easier than one of the old bunny bugs tha...
by flickingfeathers
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Crab patterns
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Crab patterns

I only carry a few patterns-velcro, hooligan crab and maybe a fleeing crab- but in different colours to roughly match or contrast the bottom colour where I'm fishing. In most situations I think flat's fish are being quite opportunistic and aren't usually keying on a specific size/type of crab. i sh...
by flickingfeathers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Crab patterns
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Crab patterns

I only carry a few patterns-velcro, hooligan crab and maybe a fleeing crab- but in different colours to roughly match or contrast the bottom colour where I'm fishing.

In most situations I think flat's fish are being quite opportunistic and aren't usually keying on a specific size/type of crab.
by flickingfeathers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Midge patterns
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: Midge patterns

Renee Harrop's transition midge is a nice little pattern if CDC is a must.

Stillwater, CDC shuttlecock is as good and fairly easy to see, although I would say a suspender or DHE is a better choice usually.
by flickingfeathers
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Tying with today's synthetics
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Tying with today's synthetics

I think it depends a lot on the aim. A brush is a quick solution for someone who wants to knock out a few flies in 20 minutes for tomorrow's trip, or for someone who's not too keen on tying generally. I can make a loop easily, but to prep all the materials that go in some of the compound brushes wou...
by flickingfeathers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Poppers - how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 1772

Re: Poppers - how much?

Those Vinces poppers should be about 7 quid, stage tied for speed I recon you could bang out 10-15 tail sections in an hour then do all the heads in another hour.
We can sit and do a few this week if you want.
by flickingfeathers
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Best fishing moments
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re: Best fishing moments

I can't remember my first fly caught trout, but my first fish on a toby when i was about 8 still sticks out. My first mahi mahi-one of my favourite fish- is definitely up there for me, along with my first first mahi from shore. The first carp I caught on fly is another of my best moments, I had been...
by flickingfeathers
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: "Just touching the line" in slip shoot PULD
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: "Just touching the line" in slip shoot PULD

The briefest of touches was something I certainly struggled with while learning this cast.
Still find myself somewhat puzzled by it at times, usually when thinking about it during practice rather than when I've used it in fishing situations.
by flickingfeathers
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Hi-viz hare
Replies: 17
Views: 3670

Re: Hi-viz hare

by flickingfeathers
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: old fashioned
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: old fashioned

Paul Arden wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:40 pm
I haven’t tied split wings in close to 30 years. I’ll have a go when I’m next at a vise to see if I still can :D

Thanks,
Paul
it's like riding a bike...

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