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Fly Tying / Re: Peter Ross variant
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Today at 00:30 »
Looks nice and 'fishy', with colours that go together well  :)
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Ythan 2021
« Last post by Duncan McRae on Yesterday at 23:28 »
Stevie

That certainly looks like a decent Sutherland.

Pity you didn't get hold of a fish today but next time you might have a bonanza.
Estuary fishing is very unpredictable.

Duncan
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Fly Tying / Peter Ross variant
« Last post by Robert MacDonald-Lewis on Yesterday at 16:11 »
Came across this variant in an article on fishing the Uists sea pools. Thought it might be worth a Chuck.

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Fly Tying / Re: Picric Muddler
« Last post by Robert MacDonald-Lewis on Yesterday at 16:08 »
Years ago, during a trip to south Uist, yellow ish flies were doing well on the Machair lochs so I was tying a few up one evening. Started off using green tails, but one of the keepers recommended pink tails. They worked brilliantly, so I have stuck with them.
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Fly Tying / Re: Pink tailed grouse-ordie
« Last post by Robert MacDonald-Lewis on Yesterday at 16:05 »
Thatís a cracker!
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Fly Tying / Re: Pink tailed grouse-ordie
« Last post by Stevie Rennie on Yesterday at 16:03 »
Thatís a thing of beauty and Iím sure a few trout will agree  :z16
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Re: River Ythan 2021
« Last post by Stevie Rennie on Yesterday at 15:11 »
The first Ythan trip went ahead as planned with a few slight adjustments and we managed to tie in with a couple of Ythan regulars.

Concentrating our efforts mainly at Tonely and ending down at Craigs point.
As advised here we started off spinning during high tide and I switched to fly fish with the 9 1/2í #6  with a sinking line for the last few hours through to low.

Sadly we only connected with a couple of feisty finnock on tasmanian devils and one pull for me on a sand eel pattern.

It was a  decent warm overcast day but not much bird or seal activity to be seen and heard a few comments from the other regular fishers about the lack of action. An occasional bigger fish jumped here & there to keep the interest.

One guy fishing alongside us was into a decent hard fighting fish which ran hard right past us.
Unfortunately he lost it right at the net.
A sore one for him Iím sure but seeing that kept us going in the hope we might be next.

The nephew & I were fortunate enough to receive a blue & silver Sutherland Special each on arrival which I then tried determinedly without a touch and as Duncan warned it got snagged a fair few times.

Determined not to lose the bugger, I was able to wade in just enough each time to get over it & recover.
Even laying down the snagged rod for an hour and set up another while waiting for a decent drop in tide to get in and work it out a real hard snag.



These Sutherland Specials were remakes made by a local guy who I believe only makes for himself and a select few friends.
Very nicely made and to receive a couple was greatly appreciated.

Perhaps heís the guy behind the page Sandy shared but either way if they come to be available, Iíd buy a batch as these looked the part and have the action of the original.

All in all it was an enjoyable first visit in good company and a welcome change from the don.

Iíll certainly have another crack at it with renewed optimism & the good advice you guys kindly shared.

Cheers,  :z18
Stevie

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Rivers and Lochs / Re: The Oban Lochs
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 10:38 »
Sounds like a good holiday Terry  *smiley-smile*
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Fly Tying / Re: Pink tailed grouse-ordie
« Last post by James Laraway on Yesterday at 08:23 »
Thanks chaps. I really like the brown mottled effect of the grouse. Can't wait to give it a swim.....
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: The Oban Lochs
« Last post by James Laraway on Yesterday at 08:01 »
Missed seeing your report Terry so just read it. Next time I go to Oban I'll be sure to join the angling club as I've never fished round there!

Glad the KO did the job  :z16

As you will see in the tying section the pink tailed grouse ordie has just been born  *smiley-lol*
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