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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Today at 09:05:31 »
Mine always give me a soaking  :z4
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Allan Liddle on Today at 09:05:05 »
Some cracking fish there Sandy  :z16
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Today at 08:55:19 »
Cheers Eddie, judging by the way she was carrying on, it was the butteries she'd come back for  :z7

Last night was pretty decent too, superb BWO hatch from about half 8 onwards



the fish started on the hatching nymphs and then progressed through the emergers onto the dries. CDC spider in a 14 was a decent match for all, although i switched to a Plume tip when they were obviously taking the Duns



About quarter to Eleven they switched onto the Caddis and a size 12 CDC and Elk did the business again.
Lots of decent fish in the 10-14" category, which are fighting way above their weight, so a lot of fun



The one good fish i got to the net, didn't fancy getting his photo taken :z7 he preferred to give me a good soaking instead.

Sandy
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on Yesterday at 22:20:20 »
Nice one Sandy, itís a brownie coming home from its holidays.

Eddie
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 21:42:50 »
I thought Scotland was still closed to 'tourists' .... maybe it doesn't apply to the silver ones :z8
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Tackle Talk / Re: My 8' 6" cane rod
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 21:41:34 »
Really pleased that you like your line Terry :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Tackle Talk / Re: My 8' 6" cane rod
« Last post by Terry Coging on Yesterday at 21:13:23 »
Tried the #5 Smallstream on Carsington Reservoir today on a 10' 5 wt Shaky.  Lovely  :z16  Black and red klink on the point. Buzzer  in the middle. Black popper hopper on the top.  It was sweet. Best a full finned 5 pounder.
The Smallstream really is such an easy line to use. Due to it's easy loading I will be recommending it to beginners.
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Don 2020
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Yesterday at 14:27:08 »
The other prolific sedge just now is the Grey Flag, which is one of hydropsychidae family.
About the same size as the SandFly caddis, around  a 12 but grey rather than yellow.



some of the rising fish the other night,  hitting both these sedges, we not locals  :z16



A bit of acrobatic fun in  the dusk.

Sandy
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Hello from the highlands
« Last post by James Laraway on June 30, 2020, 09:03:25 AM »
James, I see you're in Culloden Moor. I'm trying to find a "local water" to concentrate on that's not too far from home. Enquired about the Nairn (NAA water and an upper beat in private ownership) and also wondered about the Ness but no one got back to me. Both salmon rivers with trout. I've never fished for salmon but thought I could learn my craft on the water! Do you have any thoughts on which would be a better bet?

i'll send you a PM...
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Main Discussion Area / Re: Hello from the highlands
« Last post by Gary Webster on June 30, 2020, 07:43:24 AM »
James, I see you're in Culloden Moor. I'm trying to find a "local water" to concentrate on that's not too far from home. Enquired about the Nairn (NAA water and an upper beat in private ownership) and also wondered about the Ness but no one got back to me. Both salmon rivers with trout. I've never fished for salmon but thought I could learn my craft on the water! Do you have any thoughts on which would be a better bet?
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