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by ACW
Thu May 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Managing mono shooting lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Managing mono shooting lines

Something I did way back in the 70s was to use a15foot or so of hollow braid in between my head and amnesia running line .worked pletty well for heaving any thing from lead core to full floater .
by ACW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook

Paul as near as dammit 70 and suffering from the result of fiftyodd years of tobacco abuse ,i am pretty good . Had the good fortune to spend 3 days on the spey just before it all got locked down. The beat my son and I fished has long long pools that are perfect for simple cast and swing .with my COP...
by ACW
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: Indicator Fly / Indicator with a hook

Paul ,
just an idea for you use the eye of the indicator fly for tippey and main leader!
Some thing i do from time to time when grayling fishing ,
by ACW
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Barbes vs barbless
Replies: 37
Views: 5659

Re: Barbes vs barbless

My first action when dressing all my flys ,that includes salmon flys is to debarb,been doing it for years .
Rarely have fish fall of
even did it for the grayling bugs i used to give guests on my grayling days
by ACW
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: saturday 29th July FP
Replies: 2
Views: 993

saturday 29th July FP

Lars ,
just love that,one of my friends dressed me some classic speys in return for some blind eye hooks that were doing nothing in my stash,
they cheer me up when I look at them and they do get the odd swing on their home river .
by ACW
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: The Uber Chicken
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

The Uber Chicken

Having a long term veiw of this ,my first whiting must have come some time middish 70s ,wow it was great compared with the Indian ones I was using in those days .however compare that one with whats available today no where near the length or fibre count . It scares me how much cash i have laid out f...
by ACW
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Balanced Flies
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Balanced Flies

The missionary has had an effect on some of my gotoo patterns
,most in use is my silkcut shrimp which features a tied flat wing purple tippet
also some smaller wets with flat wings
This style with a wobble as they sink bring me some extra fish .They also fish on the swing or retreive.
by ACW
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: The front page today
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

The front page today

Lars, that is one fab pattern ,sort of irish shrimp fly ,goes 20th century .really good dressing mode ,lots of glue to make the fly last a la Dick walker .Sparse on the hackles with some meat in the dubbing ! Just wondering what the dubbings were are the ready made or custom ,my danish is similar to...
by ACW
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Old battered reels required!
Replies: 33
Views: 4505

Old battered reels required!

fishing and gardening the next few days as its gone mild for the time of year.
however temps set to drop ,so next week i can have a delve ,I am sure there are a couple that could wing your way !
by ACW
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 1/2WT heavier lines
Replies: 230
Views: 14542

1/2WT heavier lines

Yo Gents, And what if I stand in deeper water? Should I buy a shorter line, longer rod or move wider? :) Cheers Angler Joe Falkus told me when using shorter rods and deep wading to gett the reel up by your ear. :yeahhh: Mind you thats a long time ago ,when a real speyline was a 40 yard DT. :whistle:

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