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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on Yesterday at 23:42:17 »
Steven,

Whilst I may be impressed not jealous of the trout that Liam had today and on his other visits, I am certainly not in the least bit jealous of his attire. And yes we do need to get out on a river sometime soon to see if the old guys have still got it or not. I have a feeling that I will be content with whatever the trout gods are willing to share with me and that you will frenetically trying to prove your manliness while I am enjoying the moment. I have reached the point where fishing means more than size or numbers of fish and I am sure that all of us get there in the end.  It is great to see some young blood with passion for our noble art and I am happy to see them doing well even if you remind me that I am getting old and missing takes. I was one of you young boys once but now I am a guy who enjoys the day. However next time on the river I am going to show you that us old boys can still fish a bit.

Let's have a dry fly only day and see what happens😁😁
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Steven Sinclair on Yesterday at 23:18:23 »
A solitary 12" troot???

Liam, he's just jealous. He talks of days gone by when he used to catch trout of memorable proportions.  I strongly suggest that you carry on with your onesie, safe in the knowledge that these older gents can only dream of the caliber of trout that our youthful abilities are capable of capturing.

Dad,

Its beginning to look like we need to have a day or two together on the river again  :z7

 :z18

Steven.
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on Yesterday at 21:26:51 »
Fair enough but not big enough to be a March brown :X2
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Liam Stephen on Yesterday at 21:20:38 »
As my mate Ash has just pointed out I was merely matching the hatch. Guys I'm dressed as a Large Dark Olive!  :z4 :z7

 :z18
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on Yesterday at 21:00:53 »
First day out this season and good to catch up with Iain and Sandy and also to meet Liam. I am so glad that Liam did not show the telly tubby/Kermit outfit until after the fishing was finished.

I saw a few fish rising and managed to spook a couple and prick the other one while all the other guys had some success. I was about to move to another pool as the hatch was petering out when I met Liam coming up the bank. I went up to show Liam where I had seen a couple of fish rising earlier as we sat on the bank blethering and the fish rose again. Liam graciously told me that I should give it another shot so I waded in and got in position. As per sods law as soon as I got into position the wind got up and although it was not an issue to shoot the line into place the blo##y fly was being blown towards the bank about 6 feet off target for about half a dozed casts. All of a sudden the wind dropped and the fly (fortunately landed in position A up he came and after a short but spirited fight a wee 12" trout in spanking condition as in the net and quickly released without a photo. Not a trophy but very welcome first of the season and a very happy boy.

Thanks for the day out guys, most enjoyable hope to see you on the bank again soon.

Eddie. :z18
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Main Discussion Board / Re: Today's Fishing The Fly Photo
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 20:40:31 »
Nice one from Sandy :z12

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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 20:36:54 »
Great stuff guys :z16
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by IainCameron on Yesterday at 20:12:05 »
eschewing the more traditional fishing attire, Liam has adopted the relaxed pyjamas and slippers style...


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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Liam Stephen on Yesterday at 19:47:43 »
Duo to start as always!  :z7 :z4

2.5lb and around 18". A bit lean but he will be nice in a month or so.



Then dries when the hatch got going. My best on the dries was 13" but I did get a ST kelt and a nice little finnock.



Another enjoyable day on the Deveron!

 :z18
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: River Deveron 2017
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Yesterday at 19:29:27 »
Nice day today

Breeze got up in the afternoon, but despite the cold water (5'C, last week its was nearly 8'C) There was a rather good hatch of these little beauties



met up with some good mates and had a grand catch up, then to business once the fish decided to actually feed off the top.
My best of the day took a plume tip, 18" and in cracking condition, more like a May fish than a March one.





A few more over the course of the afternoon and an enjoyable day, Young Mr Stephen picked up a few as well :z16 as you will see shortly :z16



Sandy
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