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    stranraer sw scotland
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    sea fishing(shore)? (boat), golf (used to be)<br />getting kids outdoors and having fun
  1. tack4

    Dry fly takes

    hi, what size shipmans was it? dry takes can be very frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!! opinions differ on when, how hard to "lift" dont strike as such slow figure 8 will keep you in contact for a while i used to slowly move rod tip to either right or left (wind depending) on slow figure eight if a bow develops to right i move rod to left to "lift" "strike" set hook and if bow to left move rod tip right......... trial and error the smaller the fly the quicker it can spit it out
  2. hey elton long time no post on AN appologies for that in 1st instance i will be fishing this event at Woodford in Northern Ireland weetack4 will be with me we will do a post on return
  3. sorry but had too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. being a nurse who performs flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy this topic has a valid place on here even though light is made of it hummor does help screening programs are currently being rolled out uk wide and my region is due to commence Dec 2008 on a serious note any disturbance of bowel function however small should be mentioned to your gp
  5. tack4

    MOG report

    was a crackin session snatcher and a fitting result bring on next year m8
  6. Entry no.1 ----------- A Bit Hot Up Here ------------------------- exif details canon 300d date 3/11/07 taken by tack4 [Camera]Exposure Time = 2" F Number = F8 Exposure Program = Manual ISO Speed Ratings = 100 Date Time Original = 2007-11-03 20:46:34
  7. a wee bump as the season is upon us
  8. mistack4 (Caitlin 13), littletack4 (Kyle 11) and tack4 (myself) all went to jack's fishery 25 miles away sat pm from 3-7pm fish rising every where but not one of the 8 or so anglers could get them to take anything off the top... they were on the curse the canis jim an angler who has a caravan near the fishery was the first to land a decent fish on a green n yellow lure and had plenty follows and further success so the inevitable happend a time for tactic changes but thought i had nothing similar in my boxes tried a dog knobbler with no joy and found littletack4 getting in a fankle with his casting . so plan b get the grub on we had brought a gas burner for steak burggers that misstack4 (whilst supervised) cooked for us a cup of tea for her and me and a cupasoup for littletack 4 replenished our energy and we set off again. now which box did i put chub1's swapped flies in ................................... ahh got em an nice wee yelow n white casts whisker cast and swiflty stripped resulted in my first rainbow a tiddler but a fish returned re cast and handed rod to misstack4........... misstack4 had success soon after with her first ever fly caught fish an nice pan sized 1 3/4 lb rainbow a dispondant littletack4 who'd missed a few takes turned his luck around with a nice rainbow of 1 lb 6 oz and at last a smile returned to his face and even better when he revived the fish and let it swim for another day then i took over from misstack4 again and had two for the pan in quick succession heaviest being 2 lb 3 0z no more takes for misstack4 and we were given a shout again from her for round two of grub hmmmmmmmmm one more fish fell to littletack4 christening his new landing net good n proper , again expertly released and he helped land my last rainbow too final one for the pan it was now 7pm and pack up time gear all to the car fish cleaned and filleted at a near by burn (stream) and off for home for a dvd and pick n mix treat so a first fish on the fly for caitlin a christend net for kyle and a happy dad with fish for the fridge and a new method of lure fishing tried, tested and accomplished cheers chub1 m8
  9. short sesssion last night fro me n kyle(littletack4) arrived at Jack Casey's fishery 1/2 hr drive form our house at just after 5 conditions loked favourable the deal is you contact him by phone prior to fishing which Kyle had done en route, so Jack arrived shortly after we did to have a blether collect monies ( £18 for a father n son combined 3 fish ticket) he helped set Kyle up and by 5:15 we were fishing nice we ripple on the water and a few fish rising and some of the usual kamikaze rainbow leaps occuring after Jack had a few casts with kyle he told him he wanted a good effort from him and if he came back not to grab my fish n say he caught them. would he christen his new rod?.................. first take came to me on a heavy buzzer on the point below a griffith's gnat........ palyed it for a couple of mins to see it spit the hook as net was put in place as i was playing the fish kyle missed a take as he was watching me he was less than pleased and said it was my fault next cast saw me lose both hooks to the fence behind a wee titter from my right then saw kyle hook into a fish only to be snapped off..... first landed fish fell to me a blue of approx 1 1/2 lb and was released whilst still in the water (hoping for bigger fish) kyle was next in and again another blue a first for him of a shade under 2 lb------- 1lb 11oz to be precise i soon followed with another take only to lose it at the net this happened again for kyle what was going wrong????? Jack offered a wee tip to us both re playing fish and we duly took it on board ie rod position and strip harder to set hook after which he called it a night and set off back to his cozy arm chair wishing us good sport n fun it was approx 6:30 by now and the fishing had slowed so we went th the wee hut for some cup a soup wehad brought n rolls with turkey hmmmmmmmmm............ lovely with renewed vigour we set about the task again to see kyle hook n lose 4 more fish unlucky wee pal and then disastor his leader loop parted from the fly line and with no spare that was that for his rod me thinks a lesson to be learned here during that time i was busy myself hoooking into more fish and landing two further rainbows and my first brownie brownie weighed in at 2lb 4oz and will be added to my total caught on 7wt line 4lb tippet size 18 Black bodied CDC buzzer 3 fish for the table filleted en site and then it was time for home happy dad and slightly deflated son but happy with his fish talked about tactics etc on way home until it went quiet when he (flaked out ). woke when we arived home and helped with gear to shed then in for a nice bath top evening a total of 7 takes for kyle 1 fish landed a new species for him his first blue and 6 takes for me 4 landed 1 blue , 2 rainbow and a pb and first brownie of 2lb 4oz for me
  10. well conditions proved very tough like i needed that AMC and myself were out on a boat seeing hime have three takes two boated i had one take but lost it nnw wind gusty fc 3-4 with intermitent squally showers harry graham arrived after work and i fished on with him while alan was out with his da not a touch no rise at all sat weather slightly better ie there was a bit of sun but still that gusty wind not a touch until the shortest of evening rises saw harry land a couple which got me off my arse and stop a phone call to land two rainbow to 3lb on size 18 hares ear cdc and a size18 cdc buzzer nowt on sunday but got a text from harry (whilst awaiting ferry in larne) to say he was in to his 5th fish since i had left adrian young the fishery manager had a 8' 5-6wt rod for me for my son along with a reel spot on that man ( he was out casting withy me over grass last night and SHOOTING LINE all ready to almost 40' fly tying now as i bought a 2nd vice so we can tie together tight lines andrew _________________
  11. was back at fluff chucking last night with my kids in tow at a wee fishery 30 mins from my door misstack4 (caitlin 13) not too interested but kept us going in cooked rolls hmmmmmmmmm! loverly jubbely! very bright conditions wit patchy cloud cover to say the least was casting for littletack4 (kyle 11) and sharing retrieves to try and keep interest not too much doing till some other anglers arrived as the rise came on strong my first fish came to a weesize 16 white/cream klink nowt on buzzer frustration ensued as rise went off the boil misstack4 decides i have had enough and want to go home so stared to assemble cooking gear and sundries for transport to car....... Jack the ownwer came over and suggested a move for me and kyle to deeper water where he felt fish would be so as i was picking up some gear he had cast out for kyle bingo ..... fish on which he successfully played and landed his result will follow in picture needles to say one happy littletack4 and one proud dad continued with a new vigour and saw me land my 2nd fish on a CDC emerger followed by kyle having three takes only to have two dropped and another successful play and land another fine wee rainbow as reward Jack the owner let him keep his first fish which i cleaned , finned and be headed ready for tonights tea hmmmmm! _________________
  12. arranged a short 4 hr session with a mate who due to work had been yet to wet aline this season weather had been overcast but warm all day fingers were crossed for a good evening rise at a wee fishery 30 mins from my doorstep in sw scotland as we arrived the heavens opend (thankfully it only lsated fro 15 -20 mins before becoming the odd drop now and again) as we tackled up in the shelter we were both using 7wt lines on 7-8wt outfits drys were both our choices and we set about our task....... jack the fishery owner had said for us to strat fishing and he would meet up with us (after phone call en route) he came over and offered me advice and had a quick rummage throgh my fly box and advised buzzers for this time of the evening which i dully follwed his advice and was rewarded with my first scottish water rainbow follwed shortly after by a RUDD!!!!! my third fish soon appeared and i was really enjoying myself gordon then called on jack for his devine wisdom guess what ?....... 4th fish to me another rainbow all had been in the 1 1/2 - 2lb range so far and good fun on 5lb leader i took a wee break and gordon sneaked round to my spot alas to no avail this wasnt goig to be his night after a breif lull during which jack had wished us tightlines and farewell the action kicked off again for me with more fish all rainbows for 5th 6 th 7 th and 8th fish so tally was 8 fish 7 rainbow 1 RUDD!! checked my watch and had 15 mins till i had to depart for home recast in my we spot and the take this time was much stronger and line had to be given and quickly, the fight ensude gain a bit, give it back, this went on fro 5 mins or more till eventually i satrted to gain more than i gave back a big leap annouced it was a rainbow butmuch bigger than anything landed so far the eventual result was my new pb fly caught fish of 4lb 1 oz 9 fish in the session and best till last delighted don't cover it
  13. oops duplicate post
  14. nice one unca' snatcher the tack4 squad had a short session nearer home with littletack4 catching the only wrasse we all had bites but only one hook up so it was then off to hacve a go at some mackeral spinnig with only tack4 being successful with 3 big mackeral, 3 coallies approx 1- 1 1/2 lb and two decent pollack biggest just over 4lb hell of a scrap another m8 arrived, as we were packin up, fresh from an all nighter with 5 bass to 5 1/2 lb to his name and a 15lb bull huss
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