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Offline Phil

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #240 on: April 14, 2012, 12:34:52 PM »
what a beautiful trout!!!
Tigth lines Ian  :z18

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #241 on: April 14, 2012, 23:40:40 PM »
Result Iain  :z16 first of many of the big boys for you this year.

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #242 on: April 15, 2012, 09:36:03 AM »
Cracking troot

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #243 on: April 15, 2012, 09:44:13 AM »
He fell to a CDC on a skalka barbless and was returned

nice one Iain - not bad for a veteran... :-)

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #244 on: April 15, 2012, 12:32:39 PM »
Right, for those who think my command of the English language is as bad as my fishing  :z7 :

Veteran:

1) a person who has given long service in some capacity; 2) a soldier who has seen a lot of active service; 3) a person who has served in the military forces.

I think (at least  :wink) one of those applies to Iain regarding his 'experience', so no 'ageist' jibe intended on my part by using the word, which, by definition, makes no negative reference to age or being old !

Cracking fish dude, well done in those conditions !   :z3

Lindsay

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #245 on: April 15, 2012, 13:20:09 PM »
Is Iain not really old? Nowt ageist about it if it's true?

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #246 on: April 15, 2012, 18:11:42 PM »

I think (at least  :wink) one of those applies to Iain regarding his 'experience', so no 'ageist' jibe intended on my part by using the word, which, by definition, makes no negative reference to age or being old !


Don't worry about negative references Lindsay, Iain is fair game  :z4


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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #247 on: April 15, 2012, 19:03:01 PM »
Nice trout Iain  :z16

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #248 on: April 15, 2012, 20:16:03 PM »
Cracking fish Iain  :z16

I had a bash upriver yesterday had snow, hail, sun and wind no fish rose whole day despite flies trickling off.  Had a couple on nymphs and lost one 2lb+ on a streamer.  Good day out.

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #249 on: April 15, 2012, 22:26:11 PM »
Thanks guys,
 
Not as large as some of the crackers that have been caught recently but well worth the wait on a dry.

Had a wander along the river today and could only guess as to what season it is, one minute you think you might get snowed in then the next the shades and trunks are on  :z8

No rises seen, 30 or so Olives & 1 MB, that's all I saw between 12 and 2. Can't really be bothered with the nymph so need to chase up this camera and start using the time better when waiting for rising fish.

Iain
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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #250 on: April 16, 2012, 21:09:32 PM »
Had a bash from 6-8 after work despite the howling upstream wind managed  to spot a few fish moving under the surface got one on a hares ear spider about 2lb



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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #251 on: April 16, 2012, 21:14:32 PM »
Nice one Michael :z16

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #252 on: April 16, 2012, 21:16:33 PM »
Nice fish Michael. I wouldn't normally think of fishing in the evenings this time of year but it's obviously working! Well done.

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #253 on: April 16, 2012, 21:49:22 PM »
Well done Michael, I too wouldn't have thought after 6pm was a goer the now. Caught on a 'real' fly too  :wink

I braved the brutal conditions yesterday from around 2 till 4, at U.Parkhill. On arriving at a fav. riffle and pool of mine there were lots of LDO's and a few MB's coming down and a few tentative trout rising. The wind was gusting well over 20mph and down stream at that so getting any presentation and turnover was very difficult and I saved my energy to cast only to rising fish. I covered and pricked a decent fish midstream, line drag probably working against me. At 3pm a snow flurry started, almost getting to a whiteout at one point ! The LDO's were coming down quite heavily now in the snow and I had the surreal (for me) experience of covering a rising fish in a snow shower and seeing it suck the CDC dry down. Only 9/10 inches but wild, and in those conditions pretty special for me.

Lindsay

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Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #254 on: April 16, 2012, 22:05:15 PM »
Great fish Michael.
Also that sounds like a pretty tough afternoons fishing yesterday for you Lindsay, bet hooking that fish made it worth it.
Was out today at upper parkhill for a few hours, between 10 and 2. Lots of insects/fly life on the water surface but nothing rising. Fished spiders and wets. Still waiting to get off the mark for trout this season.  :oops

Dan

 

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