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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Smallstream from the boat?
« Last post by Steven Sinclair on Today at 08:41:25 »
If there is one thing I have learnt over half a century of fly fishing is..........I have spent a lot of time casting too far! Not that I am a distant expert - just thinking about distance rather than presentation and where the fish are feeding.  Must have spooked millions  :X2

I forget how many times I've had this debate with the Malaysian guys I used to fish with. They were all either cci's or mci's and were some shit hot casters. Only to come to find that the majority of them spend more time casting than they do fishing and the results spoke for themselves in most circumstances  :z7

 :z18

Steven.
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Smallstream from the boat?
« Last post by Terry Coging on Yesterday at 20:39:27 »
I'm thinking that the Smallstream is a refined SLX?  The SLX is a brilliant line in tough conditions and with streamers but the Smallsteam offers finesse. Easy loading like the SLX but better presentation with the finer tip. I assume that they were spawned from the Mallard WF which is still a lovely all rounder. I've been using most of Mikes trout range for a while now and enjoyed the various attributes of all of them.   :cool:
If there is one thing I have learnt over half a century of fly fishing is..........I have spent a lot of time casting too far! Not that I am a distant expert - just thinking about distance rather than presentation and where the fish are feeding.  Must have spooked millions  :X2
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Tackle Talk / Re: Time for new waders .....
« Last post by Dave Robb on Yesterday at 10:38:17 »
I was a bit annoyed mine started leaking but what can you do  :z8.

I look after them and am gentle when putting them on / removing them yet they still leaked where the neoprene sock meets the leg material.


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Fly Tying / Re: Hook bargain for 'salty' ties....
« Last post by Peter McCallum on Yesterday at 10:07:21 »
They used to do a wider range of salty hooks H, got some a while ago again at bargain prices
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Smallstream from the boat?
« Last post by Peter McCallum on Yesterday at 10:05:34 »
Used a smallstream #5 when I was tubing in Orkney in July. The short head is great for loading the rod quickly at short range.
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Fishery Reports / Loch Insch report
« Last post by Loch Insch - David on Yesterday at 09:43:39 »
Another banging week at Loch Insch, although things slowed up slightly on the big fish front. Only had 2 @18lb, a 15, 13.7, 13, five 8ís and four 6ís this week, although Iíve stocked another 8 big doubles yesterday amongst a stocking from Westmill of 250 rainbows and blues.

 The water is still weed and algae free, and fish are feeding hard on buzzer, sedge, damsels, fry and corixae...... floating lines, midge tip or intermediate if itís really bright, with Diawl bach, cormorant, pheasant tail, buzzers, damsels, green wells spider, Kate mclaren, tequila Fab, CDC shuttlecock taking the vast majority of fish.

 Should be an exciting week ahead.
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Tackle Talk / Re: Time for new waders .....
« Last post by Mike Barrio on August 23, 2019, 18:33:17 PM »
My Orvis Silver sonics developed a leak at the ankle after less than 2 years.  Just got them back from having the seams sealed but not tried them yet.

Will be keeping an eye out for any end of season reductions as I want a second pair for backup and Patagoniaís are high on the wish list.

My Silver Sonics have not been looked after, but they're still going strong after a few years and probably have a trip or two left in them yet :z16

I only got the new waders because I'm not sure how the Sonics have managed to last so long .... and a couple of recent encounters with barbed wire may possibly have not done them much good, although I haven't noticed any leaks  :z4
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Tackle Talk / Re: Time for new waders .....
« Last post by Mike Barrio on August 23, 2019, 18:24:04 PM »
if you can afford Patagonia waders then I think you can afford to buy Kildrummy estate ?
  :z4

 :z4  :z4  :z4 ...... I got lucky, asked Sandy what he had been using, googled them and Sportfish had them on offer at half price  :z13
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Tackle Talk / Re: Polyleaders - and the factory loops that come on them...
« Last post by James Laraway on August 23, 2019, 16:45:00 PM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one its happened to  :z4
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Tackle Talk / Re: Time for new waders .....
« Last post by James Laraway on August 23, 2019, 16:42:04 PM »
if you can afford Patagonia waders then I think you can afford to buy Kildrummy estate ?
  :z4
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