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  Topic: Float Tube Tactics
Lighthouse

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PostForum: Float Tubing   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm   Subject: Float Tube Tactics
In the introduction, Rich' wrote the following about tubing and it makes a very sound point . . ."It allows a whole new access to areas previously unavailable to either bank or boat anglers." ...
  Topic: An Introduction
Lighthouse

Replies: 4
Views: 108

PostForum: Float Tubing   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:20 pm   Subject: An Introduction
Great idea, Rich! Cool

Perhaps a discussion around on flippers would make a good subject to begin with? I see that a lot of sellers bundle a pair of 'free' flippers with their tubes but they are ...
  Topic: Trout weight and condition gain
Lighthouse

Replies: 6
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PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Trout weight and condition gain

But how much weight will a fish put on during this time? If I catch a 4lb fish in early May, was it stocked in early March at about 2lb 10oz?



A fish isn't going to increase its body weight b ...
  Topic: Amazing day!
Lighthouse

Replies: 3
Views: 95

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:49 am   Subject: Amazing day!
Yesterday was one of the 'special' days, I took my 8 year old (soon to be 9 he insists) out in a boat for the first time. Once again, Elinor did us proud, alive with fish chasing seemingly endless dam ...
  Topic: Angelina Fibres
Lighthouse

Replies: 12
Views: 1294

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:55 am   Subject: Angelina Fibres
Fryfishing, "Raffia" is a natural product, usually cream or dyed brown/olive & is used on mayfly/ d.d.l. bodies.

"Swiss Straw" - as our American cousins call it & is al ...
  Topic: Elinor
Lighthouse

Replies: 0
Views: 290

PostForum: Venue Reviews   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:33 pm   Subject: Elinor
Elinor welcomed anglers for 2018 on the 10th February and I was able to go and launch my float tube on Friday 16th.

Ticket prices remain the same as 2017 - Day tickets are 24, 6 fish plus C&R ...
  Topic: Sparkle Nymph
Lighthouse

Replies: 1
Views: 169

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:47 am   Subject: Sparkle Nymph
Every now and then something with a bit of 'zing' seems to promote interest when more sombre offerings don't produce the goods, this sort of thing . . .

Sparkle Nymph

Hook: Grip 12413BL Size 14 ...
  Topic: Materials mixers
Lighthouse

Replies: 4
Views: 224

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:34 am   Subject: Materials mixers
Some great ideas to work with! Wink
  Topic: Materials mixers
Lighthouse

Replies: 4
Views: 224

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:05 pm   Subject: Materials mixers
These work well too. A whole shaved Hare's Mask and a packet of Olive UV Ice Dub and you have dubbing to die for . . .

http://www.completefisher.com/forum/userpixxaupload/400_Dubbing2.jpg
  Topic: Zippo Handwarmers
Lighthouse

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PostForum: Tackle Talk   Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:44 am   Subject: Zippo Handwarmers
At this time of year I enjoy the comfort of my Zippo Handwarmers! I was out in my float tube yesterday and it was, shall we say, a touch 'nippy'! I have two Zippos and keep one in each side pocket of ...
  Topic: Jig Olive
Lighthouse

Replies: 0
Views: 194

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:33 am   Subject: Jig Olive
Quite a lot of what I'm tying at present are best described as 'method' flies, they do catch themselves but their main purpose is to place other flies accurately in the water column. Here's one, a Jig ...
  Topic: Small Olive
Lighthouse

Replies: 0
Views: 188

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 pm   Subject: Small Olive
I'm filling a new box with bead head flies for the new season and I'm looking forward to giving this one a go.

Small OliveHook: Grip 12413BL Size 18
Thread: Veevus 16/0 black
Tails: 3 fibres oliv ...
  Topic: Grayling Fall Little Nymph
Lighthouse

Replies: 2
Views: 169

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm   Subject: Grayling Fall Little Nymph
[quote="springwell"

I also received some nymphs from the contributors to the book, huge things, I still have them.[/quote]

Indeed! It was a bit of a shock when I fished the Sava in Sl ...
  Topic: Grayling Fall Little Nymph
Lighthouse

Replies: 2
Views: 169

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:37 pm   Subject: Grayling Fall Little Nymph
This is a little pattern that I found in 'Czech Nymph and Other Related Fishing Methods' by Karel Krivanec et al (2007) and which I first tied for a trip to Slovenia, where it was very successful. Sub ...
  Topic: Sea Trout Tips, Tricks & Tribulations - Steffan Jones
Lighthouse

Replies: 2
Views: 425

PostForum: Books   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Sea Trout Tips, Tricks & Tribulations - Steffan Jones
Today I've taken delivery of Steff' Jones newly published book, titled as above. This link tells you a bit about Steffan and his depth of experience - http://www.anglingworldwide.com/about-us - what i ...
 
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