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8524gavin

River Don Flies ?
« on: April 05, 2009, 07:59:30 AM »
Hi all , found this site and am looking for advice for what flies will work on the river don at inverurie beat.

http://www.gofishing.co.uk/Advice/Fly-tying-tips/River-patterns/

Keen to try catch a trout on a home made fly . Still to happen !!!!  :z6

Any tips as where to order the materials as away at the moment and looking to order them on internet , so will be there when I get home next month.

cheers
gavin

bigtroot

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 10:29:59 AM »
I would forget about the site you mentioned and just have a good read through this section  :z16
http://www.fishingthefly.co.uk/river-don-trout-flies.html

Peter McCallum

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 14:58:39 PM »
Best Dry Fly I've used is a march brown emerger.

size 12 lightweight hook

tail - deer hair (or red game hackle)

body - hares ear

wing - ginger/cestnut (ish) poly yarn tied about 1/3 way back from the eye sloping at 45 deg over bend

thorax - hares ear

hackle - red game wound over the thorax

Has caught me all my best river trout, including a 23" trout from Monymusk beat 2 as well as losing a grilse on the pool below where I caught the big Troot.
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When I can figure out how to put a picture in a post I'll put one up, it's much simpler to tie than the des

Ben_D

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 20:37:57 PM »
When I can figure out how to put a picture in a post I'll put one up

Peter,

Sign up for a photobucket account, upload the pics from your PC to there and then insert the link to the photo onto a post in this board.

Easier than it sounds!!

Ben

Paul Rankine

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 21:47:04 PM »
Hi Pete,
           and you a techno teacher too !!! :wink
Paul.

8524gavin

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 06:14:12 AM »
thanks for the feedback guys
those flies look good on that site
I just need a step by step idiots guide on how to tie them !!
cheers
gavin

Peter McCallum

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 19:05:55 PM »
Hi Pete,
           and you a techno teacher too !!! :wink
Paul.

Fits wood butchery got to do whi' technology then ken like

peter

Goolager

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009, 19:48:03 PM »
Peter are you a woodwork teacher?
Not that it's outside the realms of possibility, just that I see you more as a librarian  :grin

Still waiting for this 'go-to' emerger.

Iain

Peter McCallum

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 13:21:09 PM »
I've just posted a pic of the fly in the gallery.

Paul Rankine

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 19:22:25 PM »
Hi Pete,
           There , well done . See wood butchery is far more difficult !
Nice wee fly.

Question 1 .
                   Tail in the photo look like micro fibbets , is it just the way it was taken ? Do you use fibbets?
                  (seem to me like an expensive way to get a tail , but I,m grippy as everyone from here to the   
                   Crask knows   :wink)
Question 2.
                  Do you use floatant on the poly yarn ?

I see youve trimmed the under hackle , any particular shape your'e aiming for ?

Paul.

PS: See you at SLoops ?   :z18  (Aye so long as your buying mind )

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 19:46:04 PM »
I've just posted a pic of the fly in the gallery.

Nice fly Peter ..... looks "fishy" :z16

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Peter McCallum

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 20:49:01 PM »
I've got pictures for a step by step mike so when I can figure out how to post it I'll send it in.


Peter

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 21:19:08 PM »
Hi Peter

If you can resize them to around 600 to 700 pixels wide (maximum size for forum posts) you can email them to me as attachments if you like and I'll help to post them on the forum.

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Peter McCallum

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2009, 22:22:37 PM »
Thanks for that Mike. I'll give it a go.

Paul,

the tail is Moser Dust Fibre, much hardier than deer and not too expensive given the amount you use. (it also makes nice spinner wings). Gink the wing & hackle fibre. I trim the hackle flat.

The origional dressing was from a Trout & Salmon in the late 80's so apart from the dust fibres it's not my own dressing - but I haven't heard of it in print since.

It catches at times when no MB's are about too & I dare say if you tied soime up smaller it would continue to catch all season - it works on stillwaters too bye the bye
« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 22:32:41 PM by rabbitangler »

Paul Rankine

Re: River Don Flies ?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2009, 11:42:23 AM »
Hi Pete,
            Cheers for that .I,ve taken to using Tiemco Aero Wing instead of the normal polyprop as I find it is a bit better at shedding water and seems to last longer . Also makes a good sighter (in pink) when klink and dinking.

Have,nt used that Moser stuff , must try some . Thanks for that .

Paul.


 




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