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#21 Leon Roskilly

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

Ah! So the carp and rudd I caught from Horsham Lake today don't count? :(

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:20 AM

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Exactly!!!

Wait a minute you have just given me an excellent idea for the weekend.

Edited by Tony U, 15 August 2012 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

Leon
Exactly!!!

Wait a minute you have just given me an excellent idea for the weekend.

What...a big bankside barbecue? B)
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 15 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

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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:

Of course 'legally', grayling are coarse fish...(although they're not scientifically, obviously) but, I must say I'm with Steve, I love fly fishing for dace...it doesn't half sharpen up your reactions...(or, as I increase in age, get me bloody frustrated...they don't half take and reject quickly)...and excellent fun on a wet fly :wheelchair:
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 15 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

Wait a minute you have just given me an excellent idea for the weekend.


After experimentation I found that a waterlogged white fly fished static, about 12" deep beneath a plug of floating putty, bought takes from the rudd.

I was using a 5/6wt outfit knowing that the likelihood of hooking a carp into low-doubles was a possibility.

After an hour or so catching rudd (some a decentish size), I switched to a 3wt.


That's when the carp started taking the fly! (with no more rudd hooked).



(I was cursing the slow action of my cheap 3/4 wt.
Someone up above must have heard because the rod snapped at the butt as I was bullying a carp (around 6-7lb).
Got home and went on the net to find a better replacement and came across these Sonik rods at half-price:
Yorkshire Game Angling SONIK SK3 FLY RODS - HALF PRICE

:) )

Edited by Leon Roskilly, 15 August 2012 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:27 PM

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No more rods for me for the moment, I have just bought a lovely Orvis 7# Hydros, half price form Uttings.
My 3# is 7' Fladen, a sweet litlle blank and it does the job, it only cost me around 40 notes with reel and line.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

What...a big bankside barbecue? B)


Could be or a session after the Bass at Sharpe's Green.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:56 PM

Leon, I've got one of those eight foot 3/4wt SK3 rods, it's a lovely little rod.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

Or he could get one of these: http://www.uttings.c...y-rod-1a9g5155/
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:59 PM

Leon, I've got one of those eight foot 3/4wt SK3 rods, it's a lovely little rod.


I've got three Sonik SK4XTs. Love 'em :)


(Especially as they don't cost an arm and a leg!)

Edited by Leon Roskilly, 15 August 2012 - 04:00 PM.

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