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Euan Innes

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #645 on: July 03, 2013, 10:47:10 AM »
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Colditz? or Dundee

 :z4 :z4 :z4
Oh and there is a curfew too....

 :z1
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Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #646 on: July 03, 2013, 18:57:05 PM »
Colditz maybe.... but Dundee (as I recall) you need papers to be allowed out :shock :! :z4

The loch in question is in a private glen with a bloody great dam at the end of a very, very long road. It's near me (Beauly) and it's very, very lovely there.
Now that's a dam (see what I did there :? :!) good series of clues.

H :cool:
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Euan Innes

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #647 on: July 03, 2013, 20:30:29 PM »
The one at the end of the glen is not the one we fished but does sound like one of the ones the Dambusters attacked. And H is right, it's HUGE!

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #648 on: July 03, 2013, 21:01:20 PM »
Is that the one at the top end of Beinn a Mheadhoin Euan? ...... The midgies are real friendly up there :z4

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Mike
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Euan Innes

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #649 on: July 03, 2013, 23:00:29 PM »
No Mike, further north.

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #650 on: July 03, 2013, 23:15:47 PM »
The dam at the bottom of Beannacharan, I think it's up at the top of the river Farrar? ...... also has midgies :z4

I'm guessing based on North, but please make allowances for the Kiwi incomer and yes ..... I have used Google to help me this time :oops

Cheers
Mike
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Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #651 on: July 03, 2013, 23:30:42 PM »
The dam at the bottom of Beannacharan, I think it's up at the top of the river Farrar? ...... also has midgies :z4

I'm guessing based on North, but please make allowances for the Kiwi incomer and yes ..... I have used Google to help me this time :oops

Cheers
Mike

Is the right answer :z16 I was there again myself today with the winner of one of my WTT days.

H :cool:
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Euan Innes

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #652 on: July 03, 2013, 23:53:50 PM »
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The dam at the bottom of Beannacharan, I think it's up at the top of the river Farrar? ...... also has midgies

Bullseye Mike.
Very tricky question, sorry guys. The closed glen thing has probably put a lot of people off going there, but trust me (and H), if you are up there get a ticket and fish it. Very pretty and not that bad at £45 for two anglers, boat and outboard.
I'll get on to the report for the week sometime tomorrow. And yes, more Alfa pics!  :z4 :z4 :z4

The dam at the top of the glen is the Loch Monar dam. The tarmac stops there, trust me! If you do go for a days fishing take a camera and go all the way to Loch Monar - Scotland at it's finest.

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #653 on: July 04, 2013, 10:21:17 AM »
Main question: What is this fly called?

Out of interest: In your experience, does it work on the River Don and if so, how and when would you try it?

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Iain Cameron

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #654 on: July 04, 2013, 10:53:30 AM »
Main question: What is this fly called?

Out of interest: In your experience, does it work on the River Don and if so, how and when would you try it?


Silver Invicta?

I love invicta patterns - pearly bodied ones especially.

On the Don, as a wet fly in sizes 14 & 16 it's always been productive for me. Sea trout and finnock are especially fond of invicta patterns - guess it's the little flash.

I'd use an invicta as a hunting wet fly pattern, and have great faith that it would raise fish at any time of the year.

cheers
iain
« Last Edit: July 04, 2013, 13:28:03 PM by iainCameron »

Mike Barrio

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #655 on: July 04, 2013, 11:03:17 AM »
Correct Iain, it is a Silver Invicta :z16

I have a lot of confidence in this fly too :wink

Over to you for the next question :cool:

Cheers
Mike
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Iain Cameron

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #656 on: July 04, 2013, 13:00:19 PM »
Right-oh, a 2 and a bit part musical question.

Theme tunes from british made TV shows about fishing.

Name each show, and the presenters.

1. http://www.adaa.org.uk/mystery-theme1.mp3
2. http://www.adaa.org.uk/mystery-theme2.mp3

and a sort of bonus question. This was a terrible show, and i'm ashamed I've watched each one
3. http://www.adaa.org.uk/mystery-theme3.mp3

I might or might not be lenient with naming on 1.

cheers
iain
« Last Edit: July 04, 2013, 13:27:40 PM by iainCameron »

Eddie Sinclair

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #657 on: July 04, 2013, 13:54:25 PM »
Iain,
Hooked on Scotland, later Fishing
Screaming reels
Strange programme about 2 weirdos fishing against each other in strange locations and starving a lot.

Eddie :X2 :X2
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #658 on: July 04, 2013, 14:03:29 PM »
1. Hooked – Paul Young

2. Screeming Reels - Nick Fisher

3. 2 nutters fishing for points to get food  :oops

Alex

Iain Cameron

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #659 on: July 04, 2013, 14:04:18 PM »
Iain,
Hooked on Scotland, later Fishing
Screaming reels
Strange programme about 2 weirdos fishing against each other in strange locations and starving a lot.

Eddie :X2 :X2

Correct show for 1 & 2 - and the presenters are?

Wrong for number 3. You were thinking of "Reel Wars", which I kinda enjoyed.

 




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