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James Laraway

What a way to christen my new SLX line..
« on: June 11, 2018, 21:27:09 PM »
got a surprise 'green card' offered to me this evening so jumped at the chance,

hit my 'local' trout loch.

within 20 mins i got a nice, fat fish of about 3/4lbs ( on a purple zulu)

despite the early success i thought i would change my flies to something more natural.

2 casts later my new SLX goes tight...




after that i went home - all within 2 hours of leaving the house.

Hamish Young

Re: What a way to christen my new SLX line..
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 22:23:46 PM »
Top effort  :z16
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

James Laraway

Re: What a way to christen my new SLX line..
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 08:47:03 AM »
had my heart going that for sure.  I saw it take the fly, just subsurface ( took an emerger/hopper type creation) and didnt look that big. Came in easily at first as i dont think it knew what was happening so i thought i'd get it in the net - but it noticed and zoomed off on a couple of blistering runs. Wasnt still i got it in the net that i saw the size. Lovely wild fish  :z16

the flee that did the business


« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 09:45:20 AM by James Laraway »

Derek Roxborough

Re: What a way to christen my new SLX line..
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 12:28:51 PM »
Nice Fish James, glad to see the Purple Zulu is still catching , I made up this fly 40 years ago, as an alternative to the blue variety, but that is one hell of a fish,  :z14 Derek Roxborough

James Laraway

Re: What a way to christen my new SLX line..
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 12:39:11 PM »
if you need any coloured feathers just drop me a PM....

i got a job lot some time ago as you can see - more than happy to share



Derek Roxborough

Re: What a way to christen my new SLX line..
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 20:40:34 PM »
very kind of you James, I have nearly 60 years of fly tying gear in my box, trying hard to use it before I shuffle of this mortal coil, I really had to stop gathering stuff, but thank you for the offer again, I have been tempted by Feather emporium  , Get thee behind me!, some amazing stuff on there, cheers Derek Roxborough

 




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