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Loxiafan

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #630 on: July 04, 2012, 18:11:32 PM »
Dan The Man, well done ! Told you that fly would do ythe biz  :wink

Strictly speaking a DHE would be an "emerger" according to some folks but good enough for me as a dry !

Lindsay

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #631 on: July 04, 2012, 18:16:11 PM »
Very well done Danny boy :z16

Iain

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #632 on: July 04, 2012, 18:46:00 PM »
Great stuff Dan, still remember my first don trout on a dry.  :z16

danbruce

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #633 on: July 04, 2012, 22:06:31 PM »
Cheers guys,

Certainly gave me a bit of a boost after a few blank outings.

Dan

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #634 on: July 04, 2012, 23:17:11 PM »
Out again tonight and it was pants. Lovely and mild, good bit of fly life but no fish moving.

Geoff Gill

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #635 on: July 05, 2012, 11:17:27 AM »
Was out also last night, calm warm and muggy, not much happening until about 21:30 and noticed a big fish feeding just below the surface. chucked all i had at him and nothing  :z19. On walk back to the car i spotted another slightly smaller fish feeding regularly mid river, put on an f-fly but due to fading light missed the take  :mad.
Ah well, good fun anyway and i'll be back for the big fella another night. 22:30 the fog turned heavy so packed up.

Well done on your fish Dan  :z16, i also tried tying my first ever klinkhammer and tried it last night and apparently i have made a wet version  :shock

Geoff

Patrick Star

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #636 on: July 11, 2012, 21:37:39 PM »
Hey i am planning to go fishing on the don up by Alford early next month and i was just wondering if anyone has any tips for the beats up there and any general river fishing tips as I have very little experience on rivers especially fly fishing? :z8

much appreciated.   

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #637 on: July 11, 2012, 22:41:28 PM »
Out last night above Grandholme bridge with a 12 and a half footer and a collection of small tubes.

Visibility was about 18" and the river was holding steady in the rain.

I should have stayed at home as I have twisted my back quite badly, probably my poor spey casting :(

I had one fish, a 10" trout that took a 1" copper thing made of orange, yellow and black hair. Munro Killer varient perhaps?
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

danbruce

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #638 on: July 13, 2012, 14:03:04 PM »
Has anyone had a look at the river today?
I have a free pass on Saturday and was hoping to get some Salmon fishing done. The river levels online have it dropping nicely but not sure if the water will be clear or not.

cheers,

Dan

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #639 on: July 13, 2012, 16:23:13 PM »
How's it looking today? I'm back from 2 weeks holiday tomorrow and plan to get out on Sunday, will it be worth while?

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #640 on: July 13, 2012, 16:52:21 PM »
No more rain and it will be fine.  I'm going castin tonight so will update later.

Cheers

Be

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #641 on: July 13, 2012, 20:54:06 PM »
Still pushing hard and quite big but clear enough to fish, slight stain but not too bad.

Cheers

Ben

Mark Zhang

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #642 on: July 14, 2012, 00:15:57 AM »
just came back from the river. was fishing for trout, had some bite, but no catch. flies was nymph. it's freezing after 11pm, so decided to come home. heard someone caught a 9 pounds salmon today. Water was ok, but not very clean.  :z18

TimTheFlier

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #643 on: July 14, 2012, 08:42:53 AM »
Managed to sneak away for a few hours yesterday afternoon halfway along the Balbithan and Torryburn Beat.  

Despite the water levels still being higher than normal, starting to run a little clearer and after finding a nice deep pool not far downstream from a burn that flows into the Don, saw a lot of reasonable size fish rising for a hatch.

Lots of fish rising but only the one for the net on a #12 CDC & Elk (approx. 1.5 lbs) - THANKS YOUNG GUN !!  Tips, advice, tapered leader and flies all really helped.  Hope to meet up with you next week now you're back and before we lose you altogether.



Tips I've learnt from some our our forum mates - cast to rising fish and match the hatch - all came together yesterday - made a nice change from the 2 inch tiddlers that seem to plague my fishing !

Here's to the water levels dropping and the sun making a welcome re-appearance.

Tightlines all.

TtF
« Last Edit: July 14, 2012, 12:01:39 PM by TimTheFlier »

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #644 on: July 14, 2012, 09:30:45 AM »
Well Done Timmy the Pilot, continual improvement is the name of the game so I'm glad things are coming together for you.

Iain

 




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