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Matt Henderson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #825 on: October 19, 2012, 19:30:20 PM »
As the saying goes if you don't have your fly in the water you won't catch any fish!

I had planned to be at the river at dawn today but given the rain yesterday and some advice from two local experts that the river would be unfishable.  So I waited until after lunchtime to go and walk the beat that I hadn't fished before only to find the pools fishable and the water clear. Lost a good fish on an emerald Stoat. Quite a few fish caught by other guys today on the beat.





Cheers Matt

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #826 on: October 19, 2012, 19:40:29 PM »
Unlucky there Matt,

I told you it was worth a chuck.  :wink

Iain

Matt Henderson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #827 on: October 19, 2012, 19:42:44 PM »
It get's worse Iain, because I thought fishing would be pointless I went comfort shopping at Ben's fishing emporium!

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #828 on: October 19, 2012, 20:01:41 PM »
and purchased......

Matt Henderson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #829 on: October 19, 2012, 20:02:52 PM »
Lots of stuff I didn't really need apart from one of those really slim see through fly boxes for my sea-trout flies.

Peter McCallum

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #830 on: October 19, 2012, 22:28:57 PM »
My first visit to the Don this year  :shock and I caught a Salmon  :X4

 

Rather coloured but a salmon nonetheless  :z12 My first 'real' fly caught salmon...... I was targeting them and I was in contact with the fly  :grin :grin :grin

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #831 on: October 19, 2012, 22:36:19 PM »
Great stuff Peter, well done :z16

Nice fly line by the way! :wink

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

Jim Eddie

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #832 on: October 19, 2012, 23:13:25 PM »
Well done Peter  :z16

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #833 on: October 19, 2012, 23:19:39 PM »
Top Job Pete  :z16

Nice reel BTW!

Ben

Peter McCallum

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #834 on: October 19, 2012, 23:50:09 PM »
Yep the right tackle is all important.......as is the fly, in this case a  Willie Gunn tied on a 2" brass tube borrowed from the guy I was fishing with...... which I had tied and given to him some 30 yrs ago :X2. What goes around comes around  :z13

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #835 on: October 20, 2012, 00:32:07 AM »
Nice 1 Peter :z16

Allan Liddle

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #836 on: October 20, 2012, 01:04:56 AM »
Well done Pete.  :z16

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #837 on: October 20, 2012, 09:44:10 AM »
Well done Peter  :z16

Nice fly by the way

Iain

Matt Henderson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #838 on: October 20, 2012, 18:54:30 PM »
Nice one Pete! 

Fished middle/upper river today.  Not a sausage!  Very frustrating after feeling like there was every chance of a fish. 

danbruce

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #839 on: October 22, 2012, 12:16:58 PM »
Well the river and weather look good for a bit of salmon fishing after work, here is hoping I can land at least one before the season is done.

Dan

 




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