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  Topic: Trout recipes
Lighthouse

Replies: 8
Views: 119

PostForum: General Fly Fishing Forum   Posted: Yesterday - 10:16 am   Subject: Trout recipes
There are endless ways to 'add value' to your catch above and beyond dropping it into a frying pan - it may take a little more effort but the end results are well worth while.

If you're worried abo ...
  Topic: Jig Nymph
Lighthouse

Replies: 2
Views: 42

PostForum: Fly Tying Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:37 pm   Subject: Jig Nymph
I've been playing with my new jig hooks and using the excellent book "Secret Flies of the Czech and Slovak Fly-Tiers" as the source for inspiration . . .

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SECRET-F ...
  Topic: Do you remember?
Lighthouse

Replies: 0
Views: 21

PostForum: Fly Tying Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:23 am   Subject: Do you remember?
Do you recall the anticipation that was a great component of buying fly tying materials through mail order?

Back in the day, you'd order a catalogue from companies like Veniards or McHardy's of Car ...
  Topic: Line Tips
Lighthouse

Replies: 24
Views: 3442

PostForum: Fly Casting   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:40 pm   Subject: Line Tips
I once accidentally put an 11# line on a 7# rod but once I'd adjusted and got used to the amount of line loading the rod (there wasn't a lot of it to be fair!) it all worked fine. Very Happy
https://farm5. ...
  Topic: Line Tips
Lighthouse

Replies: 24
Views: 3442

PostForum: Fly Casting   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:55 pm   Subject: Line Tips
Some years ago, almost every rod had ratings on them for different line weights, so a rod maybe rated #6/7. so it would, or should have been able to cope with a d.t.6 & a w.f.7 & in some case ...
  Topic: Line Tips
Lighthouse

Replies: 24
Views: 3442

PostForum: Fly Casting   Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:30 am   Subject: Line Tips

My half double tapper line is a 7 on a six weight rod which works well for general fishing from the bank.
Thanks
P

There's no reason why it shouldn't. The first 30ft of an AFTM 6 line (minus th ...
  Topic: Line Tips
Lighthouse

Replies: 24
Views: 3442

PostForum: Fly Casting   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:31 pm   Subject: Line Tips
Everything you ever wanted to know about shooting heads . . . and some more!

http://globalflyfisher.com/fish-better/shooting-heads

It's a very, very good resource.
  Topic: fishing seat
Lighthouse

Replies: 4
Views: 125

PostForum: Tackle Talk   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:19 am   Subject: fishing seat
In the Fishtec sale the Airflo Comfort Zone Stool Bag is available at 39.99 - from 49.99. It has the advantage of a back support.
  Topic: Line Tips
Lighthouse

Replies: 24
Views: 3442

PostForum: Fly Casting   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:30 am   Subject: Line Tips
I have a 9ft, 5wt, Sage TCR which is a great technical casting rod (hence TCR) but positively horrid as a fishing rod with a 5wt line. I occasionally use it for fishing with a series of shooting heads ...
  Topic: fishing seat
Lighthouse

Replies: 4
Views: 125

PostForum: Tackle Talk   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:12 pm   Subject: Re: fishing seat
I've presently got a ruck sack with a seat incorporated but need to get a new one.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.

This is a serious question, with no intention to be derogatory . . . bu ...
  Topic: Worst piece of kit?
Lighthouse

Replies: 4
Views: 128

PostForum: Tackle Talk   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:34 pm   Subject: Worst piece of kit?
Orvis ceramic nippers. You'd be better taking your teeth out and using them.
  Topic: True or False?
Lighthouse

Replies: 14
Views: 338

PostForum: Fly Tying Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:22 am   Subject: True or False?
And really I doubt there is and real advantage in dyed pheasant tails. The removal of the black bars is beyond most of us. Can you genuinely say that the nymph in your photo shows up olive? It doesn' ...
  Topic: True or False?
Lighthouse

Replies: 14
Views: 338

PostForum: Fly Tying Forum   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:53 am   Subject: True or False?
But it's still a PTN though I doubt there's any advantage in using dyed pheasant tails given the wide colour range of the naturals from pale buff through to melanistic.

Indeed 'it's still a PTN . ...
  Topic: True or False?
Lighthouse

Replies: 14
Views: 338

PostForum: Fly Tying Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:17 pm   Subject: True or False?
Well, actually I think it is true, but only up to a point.
My PTN (river) Tails, Coq de Leon - an extravagance but a bunch of CDLs will tie at least 250 flies so the cost per fly is minimal. Rib is ...
  Topic: European Sport Fishing Show in Bristol - who is going?
Lighthouse

Replies: 40
Views: 1153

PostForum: General Fly Fishing Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:39 am   Subject: European Sport Fishing Show in Bristol - who is going?
That is brilliant news and a 'BIG UP' to Toby for having the commitment and the cohones to go for it!
 
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