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by Nick
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Small flies - big salmon
Replies: 9
Views: 6166

Small flies - big salmon

There are a lot of places where salmon are suckers for a small fly. I used to fish "wee doubles" a lot, size 10-14, mostly black, and caught fish on a lot of the Scottish salmon rivers. Mainly used to fish the Tweed system, but also remember using them effectively in the Helmsdale, Halladale, North ...
by Nick
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: FP 13/6/17
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

FP 13/6/17

Enjoyed that FP. I have been in the same situation a time or two. These days we make it very clear beforehand whether it's a fishing trip or a vacation with a chance to fish.

Trout fishing trip on the calendar for me next week!
by Nick
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fishfinders/sounders
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Fishfinders/sounders

Hi Nick, I see structure pretty well - trees and so on. The problem with the side view is that it's a band and not a cone. So I don't get a static view because the screen keeps scrolling. Maybe I haven't figured it out properly yet! There is a lot of algae in the water. The screen keeps scrolling, ...
by Nick
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fishfinders/sounders
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Fishfinders/sounders

Interesting point about sonar not working whilst static fishing. You would need an actual scanning sonar for that (I.e. With a moving transducer). With normal systems you just get a static view, so for anything to change something has to move. It can be either the boat or the fish. If the fish moves...
by Nick
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: FP - Hooks; be sharp, be strong - is that too much to ask?
Replies: 11
Views: 2637

FP - Hooks; be sharp, be strong - is that too much to ask?

I can't see that there's any kind of quality process involved in hook production so we're at the mercy of some nameless company, down what's very likely to be a long rabbit hole of a production/distribution chain, buying the right material for whatever part of the process they're tasked to do. So s...
by Nick
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: FP - Hooks; be sharp, be strong - is that too much to ask?
Replies: 11
Views: 2637

FP - Hooks; be sharp, be strong - is that too much to ask?

Ah, the good old "bad hooks" situation! We have been here before. I am also wondering which brand of hooks were at fault. I had a similar issue with a packet of tiemco saltwater hooks. They were totally soft and could be bent in a circle with one finger. However, I don't recall if I actually lost fi...
by Nick
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Welcome Gary Meyer
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Welcome Gary Meyer

Welcome Gary!

I am also looking forward to seeing what you will do with this FP slot. The Everglades is a fascinating ecosystem, and you are lucky to be near it!

N.
by Nick
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Latest Snakehead Video - Big Mamma
Replies: 25
Views: 14859

Latest Snakehead Video - Big Mamma

Nice!
by Nick
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Luggage
Replies: 16
Views: 4173

Luggage

Been using my ortleib xtremer xl since I was canoeing down Swedish rivers, no padding but takes several rodtubes, and packing clothes around all the stuff that shouldn't get more beating than when fishing works fine. https://www.ortlieb.com/en/X-Tremer%20XL/] Cheers Lasse I have something very simi...
by Nick
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Loop the Loop
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Loop the Loop

Interesting stuff. The only time I have had a welded loop fail, it was right there at the back end of the loop. It was a brand new factory made loop, so it's not just you that fucks up the welding process sometimes! I am still a fan of braided loops. When I have had those fail it has been the actual...

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