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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Old Rods / Reels - Free
« Last post by Chris Cotton on September 18, 2020, 20:12:51 PM »

Lost my last login, so created a new one haha.

Does anyone want a collection of old rods/reels? Free to a good home. There's split canes and all sorts, maybe 10 reels or so and the same in rods?
i would be interested
Fly Tying / Re: Greenwells Spider
« Last post by Steven Kidd on September 16, 2020, 13:41:41 PM »
Just surfing through posts and saw this......

The Greenwells spider since 1922 is my all time favourite fly closely followed by the Black Pennell.

I remember about 10 years ago fishing out at Insch with my river set up and catching 15 trout on the dry greenwells glory amongst lure and buzzer fishers......they werent shy in coming to ask what I was using, when i mentioned the Greenwells Glory, they asked what it was and what it looked like!?!....

It still works, i had 7 trout on the spider version size 16 last weekend on the Don.

Add in a Cinnamon Gold to Mikes box.....and thats all that is in mine. :-)........oh and my Invicta is pearly not silver,  :wink

Fly Tying / Re: WSW
« Last post by James Laraway on September 16, 2020, 10:06:00 AM »
very kind offer Jim but no need really.  I was just interested. I first heard of the WSW on a kintore fishing club trip while on the bus to glen of rothes trout fishery quite a few years ago.

I need to get back on 'the bench' as it feels like ages since i tied some flies, and now the evenings are closing in.... :X1

PM me your address and I'll post the fly to you


Fly Tying / Re: WSW
« Last post by Jim Eddie on September 15, 2020, 19:48:12 PM »
PM me your address and I'll post the fly to you


Fishery Reports / Lochter Report - Status Quo at Lochter
« Last post by Howard & Stuart on September 15, 2020, 14:20:29 PM »
Down Lochter way last week you would have done well to heed the advice from those legends of rock music, Status Quo whose most famous song insisted you to go “down, down, deeper and down”. I don’t think they had fishing in mind when they wrote it but that didn’t do them any harm, as it was obviously ‘catchy’ enough to give them their only no. 1 single, back in the heady days of 1975 when making it to no. 1 was actually an achievement and at that time a pint of beer in Aberdeen hovered around the 20 pence mark (but not for long).

Anyway, delving towards the depths seemed to be the way to go where pulls, plucks and rugs were almost guaranteed.

Brian Kennedy got straight down to business on a sinking line and home tied black fritz and he had a frenzy of action in his 4-hour session bringing 15 fish to the net.

Slightly less frenzied but no less successful was Paul Keir on a day session using yellow mops he accounted for 15 fish also.

Colin McDonald used his favourite cormorants to good effect getting 13 fish, his biggest rainbow being 9lb but he also landed a lovely 6lb brownie, which gave him a terrific battle. Also on cormorants was Stuart Reid and these flies seemed to attract the big fish as he had 12lb and 8lb specimens amongst his catch.

Indeed during the week it would have been unusual if you didn’t have a nice fish around the 6lb mark amongst your total.

William Perkin up from Motherwell with his fishing buddies was undeterred to come to Lochter and he did well with 10 fish on a washing line set up with diawl bachs.

Looking through the Return Sheets, Colin McFadyen had 10 on an Ali McCoist lure, Fred McAlley had 9 using either the bloodworm or blob, Fred Hay had 8 on cormorants and Steve McGowan had 7 on a yellow dancer and Kate McLaren fly.

The Scottish Youth Team Fundraiser took at the Muckle Troot on Sunday with the heat winner on 13 fish and 2 runners up on 10 fish. The next heat is this Sunday 20th September at Raemoir so here’s hoping there will be a good turn out for this worthwhile cause.

Tight lines,

S.P 15/9/20.
Fly Tying / Re: WSW
« Last post by James Laraway on September 15, 2020, 09:24:59 AM »
Jim, how did the day fishing go?

Eddie :z18

urgh - your photos are a bit small for me to make it out. Looks like a bead head, tightly palmered body with a mirage tinsel rib ?
Fly Tying / Re: WSW
« Last post by Terry Coging on September 14, 2020, 20:53:26 PM »
Yes - the pull of the North. I will be heading up to the Assynt region on Sunday. I had booked 3 trips this year - all cancelled due to you know what, but determined to get there while I'm able. Not sure what to expect other than shorter days?
Fly Tying / Re: WSW
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on September 14, 2020, 17:31:56 PM »

Sounds great that you got to Caithness. I think that Steven and I are heading up to Durness later this week. I have to get up North West before the end of the season.

Fly Tying / Re: WSW
« Last post by Jim Eddie on September 14, 2020, 14:35:43 PM »
We were at Kingennie Eddie,  despite the over abundance of fish it was tough going. I had 3 for the day, Walter had a couple .

I had a go for the Salmon on the Deveron last Monday but no joy, water was really low.

Fished up in Caithness  week before,  the weather was against us , to windy for boat fishing, although we managed a day on the boat at Toftinghall which is more sheltered. Still had some good sport from the bank. Digs in Watten village were fine 4 bedrooms and everything you could need, cheap as chips .


Fly Tying / Re: WSW
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on September 14, 2020, 12:26:04 PM »
Jim, how did the day fishing go?

Eddie :z18
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