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James Laraway

some action from today
« on: March 10, 2019, 17:53:46 PM »
Popped out for 90 mins in what can only be described as 'testing Highland weather' - had an amazing time.

Caught 3 pike ( biggest about 14 or 15 lbs) and lost one.



One of the pike has a pike float in its mouth, and a trace down its throat.

So i removed the float and cut the wire. The pike was in amazing condition so was still clearly feeding despite having a float in its mouth ! Nature can be amazing






Jim Eddie

Re: some action from today
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 20:08:41 PM »
Good stuff James  :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."

Ali McEwan

Re: some action from today
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 21:40:15 PM »
Caught my first pike last week on a small estate pond-loch
Be back with the tube & fly rod once it warms a little

James Laraway

Re: some action from today
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 08:52:06 AM »
this is the float that was 100 % in the pikes mouth prior to removal...I'm amazed it survived never mind flourished .

I think it will do much better now i have removed it !



James Laraway

Re: some action from today
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 20:14:35 PM »
the winning fly...

front is an articulated shank and on the rear a barbless size 3/0.


« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 20:38:37 PM by James Laraway »

Bob Mitchell

Re: some action from today
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 21:14:54 PM »
Had a brown trout about 1 1/2 lbs 2 years ago with a couple of feet of nylon trailing out its vent and a rusty hook in its its insides. Fish was in good health and ate well. Have seen 2 browns that were recently dead with a perch stuck in there mouths.

 




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