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#11 Leon Roskilly

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:08 AM

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



Not yet.

Though I do now have a saltwater reel ready and loaded with line, a 7/8 wt rod, and a selection of saltwater flies just waiting to be used. :o

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:33 AM

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

Oh dear, I seem to be doomed then!
Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

Hopeless case. :P

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

Hopeless case. :P


Nowhere near.... A hopeless case is when you go fly fishing for roach :rolleyes:

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Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak,  Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

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Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.



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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:48 PM

I am giving some consideration to a local small shallow pit with a large population of little tench. They bubble so obviously that it would not be hard to sight-fish for them...

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:21 PM

All,

The most afflicted over here fly fish for 4 - 5 inch wild brook trout. How do those dace take to the fly?

The only thing worse than a fly fisherman is a flyfisherman who smokes a pipe.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:46 AM

All,

The most afflicted over here fly fish for 4 - 5 inch wild brook trout. How do those dace take to the fly?


Greedily!

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(the one I had the other night wasn't quite that tiny, but it was still pretty small)

They're more challenging to hit than trout, they take and reject pretty quickly, but I was really looking for chub.

We have "purists" who only ever fish for tiny wild brown trout, and look down their nose at anyone catching stocked fish. I do enjoy a bit of that, but the brownies in the river I fish are more like 8-12 inches.

The only thing worse than a fly fisherman is a flyfisherman who smokes a pipe.


Just one more thing to tangle the line around!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:38 AM

er, Just a question you understand.

When targeting coarse fish with a fly-rod, is ground-baiting frowned upon?

Oh! and if they are snaffling the free-offerings but ignoring the artificial flies, what's the form to switching to a maggot (or a lump of bread) on the hook?

Just asking like :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

Not cricket, old boy. :lol:

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

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It is poor form enough to be targetting coarse fish on the fly, never mind groundbaiting for them as well! :nono:
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