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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #90 on: March 27, 2012, 14:16:59 PM »
Been down the river the past couple of days, its in great shape, perhaps a tiny bit low  :z8 but the clarity of the water is immense!! I was able to spot the trout nymphing and track them as they came to the surface today. Lots of fly life to report  LDO and MBs in great numbers along with the occasional ginormous Stonefly. The Brownies have been going bonkers, loads of fish showing including some big ones!   :z16

I can't wait till Monday  :z18

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

danbruce

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2012, 16:14:25 PM »
Sounds good Liam, will be glad once it's sunday.

Was out today with the Salmon rod for a few hours before work, back to a popular pool out Dyce way. Wasn't going to bother but glad i did now.

Not a springer but my first Salmon, so as you can imagine i am well chuffed.
Managed to beach it but was hard to find a suitable area as the river is so low.
As i keep my phone in a water proof pouch attached to my vest i managed to take a quick photo before i released it. Guessing it was 23"-25", dunno what that would be in lbs?
And to make things even sweeter it was caught on a fly i tied up myself.


Have to say a big thanks to Ben for the casting lesson (will be back up to see you again) and for answering all and any questions i had.
Also Rob and Sandy for advice on Tying up some tube flies that look good in the flow.

Cheers, :z16

Dan

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2012, 17:33:11 PM »
Dan the man!

Congratulations Dan on hooking into your first Salmon, pity it was a kelt but that's where the pity ends.

A bend in the double hander and on a self tied fly.  :z16

Well done

Iain


Hamish Young

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #93 on: March 27, 2012, 18:16:49 PM »
Nice start  :z16

H :z3
“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: River Don 2012
« Reply #94 on: March 27, 2012, 18:42:13 PM »
Nice one Dan!
That will stay with you for a long time.  :grin

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

Noel kelly

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2012, 19:46:22 PM »
That's great Dan :z16 you will never forget that one.

danbruce

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2012, 21:58:34 PM »
Cheers guys,

Will certainly keep me smiling for a few weeks. :grin

Dan

Ben_D

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2012, 22:41:05 PM »
Superb Dan  :z16

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2012, 21:02:36 PM »
 :z16

Sweet looking tube! Very similer to some I tied up for a wee trip out tomorrow. Thats my confidence now sky high that they will work.

Congrats.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #99 on: March 30, 2012, 14:31:38 PM »
Was down the Kintore stretch of the Don today. Arrived at my favourite stretch for 11.55 and waited. About 10 mins later a few MBs started trickling past with some LDOs and small Olives (b.w.o)  :z8

The hatch never really happened though , well not like it previously had on Mon and Tues anyways. A few fish were sporadically showing but again nothing special. There was a fair wind today, perhaps that put them off? I just hope we haven't missed the best of the hatches  :z16

Two days to go!!  :z15 :z14

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #100 on: March 30, 2012, 20:23:28 PM »
Aye it's been blowy the last two days.

Spent 15 min's at the river yesterday afternoon and there were a few MB's and LDO's but not many and no fish showing, but as said I only had a snapshot of what was going on.

I took some footage & stills of a MB which seemed to have a gammy leg but on seeing the pictures it was obvious that the beast was still undergoing a metamorphosis.

Will post it once it's uploaded.

Iain

Goolager

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #101 on: March 30, 2012, 21:09:40 PM »


footage not the best but it was quite windy.

Iain

Mike Barrio

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #102 on: March 30, 2012, 21:30:32 PM »
Awesome Iain, videos like that have loads of potential :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Liam Stephen

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #103 on: March 30, 2012, 22:08:31 PM »
Man I still can't get over the size of these beasts!!  :shock  :shock

Roll on Sunday.

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Barry Robertson

Re: River Don 2012
« Reply #104 on: March 30, 2012, 22:11:55 PM »
 Nice wee video clip iain!

 




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