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Howard & Stuart

Lochter Report - When The Going Gets Tough
« on: 16/01/2017 at 16:43 »
This past week at Lochter Fishery Oldmeldrum has tested the resolve of even the keenest angler. Sleety snow showers coupled with hard icy ground meant that only the keenest ventured out. The good news is that by the middle of this week temperatures will be in double figures, positively balmy!

Those who did venture out did okay. M. Leitch scored top with fourteen on a Wotsit. This is a fly which is unfamiliar to me. I can only assume it is orange in colour and tastes of cheese. Another of the clan Leitch also did well, landing nine on a Montana. The same fly worked for K. Roberts who grassed five. The same number as Raymond Kelly who used Bloodworms and a Hares Ear. Visiting angler Bill Coghill had a fine session tempting seven with his Aly McCoist. This is just one of the flies available at Lochter in the famous footballers range. Others include the Henrick Larsen and The Alex Ferguson. As yet there is not a haggis, neeps and tatties fly but they will be on the menu at Lochter for the Rabbie Burns Pairs competition scheduled for Sunday the 29th of January. Entrants can contacts the fishery on 01651 872787 or 872000.
HH 16/01/17

Bill Wood

Re: Lochter Report - When The Going Gets Tough
« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2017 at 11:28 »
Think the Wotsit is what Selectafly  call a Mop fly. It is basically about  1" (25mm) of a yellow Vileda type mop/duster tied with a brass bead.
Sommers do similar in orange and green.  I caught my 14lb+ fish on a yellow  mop

Howard & Stuart

Re: Lochter Report - When The Going Gets Tough
« Reply #2 on: 25/01/2017 at 10:25 »
 :z4 Sorry about the typo!