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Tackle Talk / Re: The 15' Wafter
« Last post by Terry Coging on Today at 07:41:25 »
As an old saying goes, "there's more than one way to skin a cat". Who says that the same can't apply to catching a fish? Look forward to the progression of this thread.  :z16
Yes Jeff, I've thought about that old saying quite a lot recently.  I've gone through many phases of fly fishing during the past 50 years (I only started when I was 30 - it was coarse fishing before that) and come around to thinking about basics again and questioning why fishermen favour certain methods. I have found the wafting project quite refreshing. It has opened up opportunities for innovation. It is not the Holy Grail but it is not the 'same old, same old' as many of us go through over the years.
Anyway the weather looks good so I'm off down the reservoir to try something out that I was thinking about yesterday.
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Tackle Talk / Re: The 15' Wafter
« Last post by Jeff Donovan on Yesterday at 23:37:29 »
As an old saying goes, "there's more than one way to skin a cat". Who says that the same can't apply to catching a fish? Look forward to the progression of this thread.  :z16
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Tackle Talk / Re: The 15' Wafter
« Last post by Terry Coging on Yesterday at 13:31:22 »
Pictures Terry, PICTURES! :z4
Dying to see the rod and if you have any of you using it get them on here.

Euan

I'm working on it Euan  :wink
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Tackle Talk / Re: The 15' Wafter
« Last post by Euan Innes on Yesterday at 13:06:37 »
Pictures Terry, PICTURES! :z4
Dying to see the rod and if you have any of you using it get them on here.

Euan
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Achtilbuie lochs
« Last post by Robert MacDonald-Lewis on Yesterday at 12:46:07 »
Typical wet flies will serve you well, I would add Sedgehogs and hoppers in black, claret and orange.  I have found orange flies work well in peat stained waters.  Would also take some muddlers and a few Deer Hair Emergers (DHE). To be honest the list of flies worth taking will be almost endless.

Most lochs are going to have fish and be worth a cast. Will you be grabbing a quick cast whilst on a family holiday or is this a dedicated fishing trip? Are you looking for waters that require a hike to get to or something roadside? Do you prefer a boat or bank?
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For Sale / Wanted / Re: S-glass blanks.
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Yesterday at 09:52:28 »
All Sold

Thanks for looking

🍻

Sandy
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Tackle Talk / The 15' Wafter
« Last post by Terry Coging on Yesterday at 09:01:34 »
As some of you know I have a fascination for long boat rods. By long, I mean 15' plus.  After over 300 hours of developing the technique of  what I call 'wafting' it has become my preferred method.  I get odd looks from other boat  fishermen who wonder why I am using a salmon rod on the reservoirs.  My mates know what I am up to and their derision and wisecracks stopped some time ago. They could see that I was enjoying it and catching my fair share.  The 15' Wafter is not a  salmon rod.  I only use a 2 or 3 weight line and have developed techniques using different leader and fly configurations to suit varying conditions.  The journey has just started though.  The 15' + long rods offer opportunities for different tactics that cannot be achieved so effectively with 9 or 10 footers, even 11 1/2 footers. For me, and hopefully others 'times are a changing'.  :z13
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2019
« Last post by Hamish Young on Yesterday at 05:38:05 »
That's a stonking fish - nice  :z16
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2019
« Last post by Scott Cumming on June 16, 2019, 07:59:38 AM »
With the river starting to drop I thought I might be in with a shout last night. I caught my only fish of the session on a sedge pattern towards the end of a pool in knee deep water :z16



A cracking fish on the dry :z16





Hopefully the river continues to fall, clear and warm up next week!

 :z18
Scott
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Main Discussion Area / Re: A quick hello from County Antrim
« Last post by Mike Barrio on June 15, 2019, 11:16:45 AM »
Hi Richard ..... welcome to the forum  :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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