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Fly Tying / Minnow - tied with grouse hackles
« Last post by James Laraway on 20/07/2021 at 14:42 »
So, having gotten some nice grouse hackles from Cookshill I thought they would make a nice 'body' for a wee streamer to imitate a minnow.
3 materials - couple of turns of predator hackle for the tail, 4 grouse hackles for the body and some eyes


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Main Discussion Area / Re: How do we do 'Likes' on a forum?
« Last post by Mike Barrio on 20/07/2021 at 13:20 »
I am not in the like camp. If you do actually like something, post a reply itís way better.

Eddie

Absolutely Eddie ..... I fully agree with you  :z16
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Main Discussion Area / Re: How do we do 'Likes' on a forum?
« Last post by Eddie Sinclair on 20/07/2021 at 13:12 »
I am not in the like camp. If you do actually like something, post a reply itís way better.

Eddie
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Highland lochs - 2021
« Last post by Keith Elliot on 20/07/2021 at 11:43 »
Pike and other predators may be a factor but there are other things to consider,  the expansion of mankind and all that comes with that.

For example, industrial and agricultural pollution, more cars burning more fuel, more houses burning more electric and gas, creating more waste and sewerage, throwing away more plastic, huge swathes of forestry, more flights to exotic places blah blah blah.

I could go on but we are now starting to pay the price of progress and every river or piece of  water in the world is under threat.

We're doomed Captain Mainwaring we're doomed.

Kelli
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Main Discussion Area / How do we do 'Likes' on a forum?
« Last post by Mike Barrio on 20/07/2021 at 09:57 »
Somebody asked if we could have 'Likes' on the forum?

We did that a few years ago, but turns out that counting how many likes you received is not really a forumite thing *smiley-grin*

So how do we do 'Likes' on a forum?

Quite simple really, we just hit the 'Reply' button and use something like:

( 1 )  Awesome  *smiley-love*

( 2 ) I like that  >)

( 3 ) Nice one *smiley-lol*

( 4 ) Nice pic   *smiley-smile*

( 5 ) Great stuff  :z16


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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Highland lochs - 2021
« Last post by James Laraway on 20/07/2021 at 09:46 »
As a former 'super keen' pike fisherman I struggle with the thought that pike can all but wipe out the trout in lochindorb given their former numbers and the size of the loch.  However having seen no sign of any trout and the number of small pike maybe this has happened ? I plan to go back again so I'll let you know.

Has anyone else fished lochindorb so is able to comment ?

I know the weather has been super hot but on a nice evening i expected to see people out trout fishing but I had the loch to myself bar paddle boarders....

Notice your post on Lochindorb. I used to go in past on my way from Aberdeen to Inverness and spend an hour or two catching double figure numbers or trout. I also spend a week in aviemore every August and used to pop through for a few hours every holiday and catch plenty of fish. Unfortunately the loch has been decimated in recent years and not a loch I fish anymore. I seriously can't see it being just fishing pressure by humans so can make your own decision on pike. It's a fly only water and has always been due to the local rare birds. Unfortunately I do think someone(s) actions has ended up destroying a once fun loch for some trout fishing but others will have different options.
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Highland lochs - 2021
« Last post by Andy Finlay on 19/07/2021 at 23:46 »
Notice your post on Lochindorb. I used to go in past on my way from Aberdeen to Inverness and spend an hour or two catching double figure numbers or trout. I also spend a week in aviemore every August and used to pop through for a few hours every holiday and catch plenty of fish. Unfortunately the loch has been decimated in recent years and not a loch I fish anymore. I seriously can't see it being just fishing pressure by humans so can make your own decision on pike. It's a fly only water and has always been due to the local rare birds. Unfortunately I do think someone(s) actions has ended up destroying a once fun loch for some trout fishing but others will have different options.
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Rivers and Lochs / Re: Highland lochs - 2021
« Last post by Mike Barrio on 19/07/2021 at 10:33 »
Nice  >)
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So popped out for a couple of hours last night on the tube to go for quantity over quality but it was a struggle.

I think all of the warm weather may be taking its toll - plus i'm too slow on the strike  *smiley-lol*

My first cast had a soldier palmer on point and watten warrior on dropper  - soldier palmer always delivers on this water.

I am not joking when I say i missed the first 8 or 10 fish....

So I changed tactics and has a small CDC hopper dropper and beetle imitation on point.  I was soon 'in'. A nice wee fish. Next cast I'm 'in again'. That's the formula thinks me. No. I missed the next few.

Switch to a bead head nymph on point and soldier palmer then it gets hammered by this wee beauty



Tough going but a lovely evening




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Oh bugger need to fish it more in case it's no there next year  *smiley-shocking*
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