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#1 Steve Walker

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:56 PM

... a form of mental illness. Spent a few hours this evening on the upper Thames. I've never seen it looking so good at this time of year. I caught one little dace - because I insisted on fly fishing. I could have bagged up on maggots. Same at the weekend. It's a compulsion.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

Steve,

You probably use one of those goofy reels too.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

Steve,

You probably use one of those goofy reels too.

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Do you mean a 'pin with one of the handles missing and the ratchet stuck on? B)
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:04 AM

Do you mean a 'pin with one of the handles missing and the ratchet stuck on? B)


Of course!

Mind you, if I hadn't been trotting, I would probably have used one of my other goofy reels, a 'pin with two handles and the ratchet off!

When I fished a local club pond on the fly at the weekend, a kid came over on his bike absolutely fascinated by the fly fishing tactics - said he'd only ever seen it on TV before. He must have watched me for an hour, in the end I was really disappointed I couldn't produce a fish for him. I hope I got over the point that a fly reel and a centrepin aren't the same, and that it probably wouldn't work with his float rod! I let him try casting it, but he decided I was making it look easier than it is :lol:

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:17 AM

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What! Flyfishing for Coarse Fish; you will be shooting Foxes and gassing Badgers next :D :D :D
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

More like gassing foxes and shooting badgers.......

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

I have actually caught trout in the past from both stretches of the Thames (not on the fly though).

Not much excuse on the pond!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

I fished Lough Owel last week. Two 2lb plus Rudd and an 8 lb Pike all on dry daddies...
Only managed one trout though, but he was 3lb.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:47 AM

I was starting to get worried about a developing addiction to fly-fishing.

But I have now reached the stage where so long as I get out and do it at least 3 times a week, I can more or less take it or leave it.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

Tell me the disease hasn't progressed to the point of fly fishing for mullet? It's pretty much terminal at that stage.