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by Boisker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Distance cast with line weight
Replies: 21
Views: 5613

Re: Distance cast with line weight

It’s fishing season so I only really fish and practice with rods I routinely fish... 4’s or less.... for a change I went out casting with a 6w tonight, made a nice change. I must have been in a relaxed mood as I generally had a nice easy tempo and was comfortable casting 10’ into the backing.... on ...
by Boisker
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Falling in
Replies: 19
Views: 298

Re: Falling in

Trouble is Paul you have to wear budgy smugglers... :whistle:
by Boisker
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly of the Month.
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: Fly of the Month.

Cheers Paul.... I did use an elastic band for a while, attached to a vest... but more recently have been using a waist pack and for some reason still haven’t tied an elastic band on it... so have just been using ‘frogs fanny’ type product... I should remember to sort an elastic band :whistle:
by Boisker
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly of the Month.
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: Fly of the Month.

Not necessarily this month... i’ve been using a generic small cdc sedge a lot. But one of my most productive dry patterns over the last 3 seasons, size 14-18, covers pretty much all olives in the U.K... push the wing up and it’s a dun, push it flat and it’s great spinner... https://i.postimg.cc/Mp4W...
by Boisker
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Datatables
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Datatables

That’s funny Paul... perhaps it’s a U.K. thing, I do the same and mix and match all the time....
ordering timber at the sawmill-.... “I need 60 rails, 4.2m long in 4” by 2”...”
But you definitely need to stick to one... metric or imperial, but using both is a bit nuts for the rest of the world....
by Boisker
Tue May 21, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Short-lining
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Short-lining

Typically fishing West Country rivers in the U.K. I routinely fish pretty short... 30’ of fly line out the rod tip casting overhead would be a very, very rare exception....
just over a rod length of line plus 10’ leader, casting under the rod tip would be the norm.
by Boisker
Thu May 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Extinction
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

Extinction

Trouble is we are all guilty, it’s very hard to have a low impact... Fly for holidays... fail Regularly fly for work... huge fail Drive a car.....??? 2 years ago I had one return flight to NZ, so that used up my whole 3 tonne carbon for the year... I was already 0.12 in deficit Add my car... just ov...
by Boisker
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: How do you do the (very) short of it?
Replies: 30
Views: 822

How do you do the (very) short of it?

I make a lot of casts like that on my local rivers..
Cast would be 90% from the wrist, with perhaps an inch or so of forearm movement. The wrist action needs to be very crisp if you want to turn over a 10’ leader with such a short length of fly line.
by Boisker
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Nymphing Strategies
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Nymphing Strategies

There’s a number of good resources out there, George Daniels book is very good and the troutbitten website has a wealth of info ( https://troutbitten.com/the-mono-rig/ ) which I keep delving back into and finding more and more to think about. But Lance and Devin’s vid is the most helpful I have foun...
by Boisker
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Nymphing Strategies
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Nymphing Strategies

If you don’t mind spending a couple of $ then I found Devin Olsen and Lance Egan’s 2 vids- Modern Nymphing and Modern Nymphing elevated really useful. Based on 20-30 nylon leaders, used for 1-3 nymph rigs, dry dropper, dry, streamer... the subtle changes in controlling the sighter, angle, cast etc w...

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