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Main Discussion Area / Re: How far north do kingfishers live ?
« Last post by Derek Roxborough on August 27, 2019, 15:17:06 PM »
I didn't think there were Humming  birds in the east, I watch them in California amazing little birds, the fly as far north as Alaska, Derek Roxborough
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Fishery Reports / Lochter Report – Muckle Troot The Place To Be
« Last post by Howard & Stuart on August 27, 2019, 14:56:45 PM »
Down Lochter way last week there was a steady procession of dedicated anglers making their way down to the Muckle Troot loch to take advantage of the deeper, cooler and clearer waters. This was especially necessary over the weekend when the ‘heat wave’ meant that even the best dressed and presented fly could entice little encouragement from the sleepy trout after their nightshift of gorging in the cooler conditions.

In the furtherance of Lochter’s desire to not want despondency to creep in amongst our usually jovial regulars we mixed up the stocking of the Muckle Troot by adding a fair proportion of blues to the mix and this week they will be joined by a good number of Lochter’s home grown leviathans from the Tail of the Troot. So all in all some rod bending action will be more or less guaranteed for the weeks ahead even if the hot weather continues.

On the fishing front both Frank Kelly and John Smith reported back that they had their best day every at Lochter. Frank had 19 fish on buzzers or WSWs and John had 16 fish on that old favourite, the Ace of Spades. Neil Garden had two ouings where he had 13 and 10 fish respectively on either buzzers or CDC’s and his fishing buddy Fred McAlley had ten fish to the net on CDC’s.

Simon Ruddiman from Aberdeen found that orange lures were getting a good response and he ended his day with nine fish, as did Steve Prince who also used the bunny leech as well as buzzers.

Paul Ingram did an evening session when CDC’s were working well and he had eight fish including a fine specimen that weighed 10 ½ in the net. Peter Wilson also did well with seven fish on the bunny leech and other lures.

Although the sunshine is nice, there will be many a fisher hoping for more cloud and cooler conditions to liven the fish up a little.

Tight Lines
 SP 27/08/19
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Main Discussion Area / Re: How far north do kingfishers live ?
« Last post by Steven Sinclair on August 27, 2019, 02:13:33 AM »
Used to see them quite frequently on the Carron in Stonehaven but not personally seen them any further north.

Beautiful birds to sit and watch tho. Speaking of birds I was just watching a humming bird in the garden this morning here in Brunei. I love watching them.

 :z18

Steven.
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Main Discussion Area / Re: How far north do kingfishers live ?
« Last post by Derek Roxborough on August 26, 2019, 23:16:22 PM »
I did hear that they had been seen local to Inverness, but it Was a state secret, I did think it was near the canal but had no confirmation ,Derek Roxborough
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Main Discussion Area / How far north do kingfishers live ?
« Last post by James Laraway on August 26, 2019, 19:59:14 PM »
Was on the findorn at Tomatin on Saturday and a kingfisher flew past me. The only other one I've seen was in Aberdeenshire.
I had no idea they were this far north
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Rivers and Lochs / out at last
« Last post by Derek Roxborough on August 26, 2019, 16:04:48 PM »
been stuck with cracked ribs for the last 6 weeks so I have had to be careful, got up to a local loch yesterday, for an hour or so, so I was managing to cast with out pain, even into a breeze, I blanked but it was nice being out again, saw only one fish well out in the ripple, it was very warm and bright, heard a BT diver calling, they should be on the loch with their brood now and the gulls have raised their broods on the little rocky islets, so the place was quite quiet for a change, a nice day to be out and I hope to get further afield during the week :z12 Derek Roxborough
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Barrio Fly Lines / Re: Smallstream from the boat?
« Last post by Steven Sinclair on August 25, 2019, 08:41:25 AM »
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 August 24, 2019, 20:39:27 PM »
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 August 24, 2019, 10:38:17 AM »
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 August 24, 2019, 10:07:21 AM »
They used to do a wider range of salty hooks H, got some a while ago again at bargain prices
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