Apart from one pool I know, where a SL is often first line of attack, I tend to try a surface lure when wet flies aren't producing any results. Changing over to a surface lure usually confirms that the river is devoid of fish. ;D
Surface lures are very successful on many Welsh rivers, and also the Annan, I hear. I've had some success with small surface lures and muddlers on the Elwy, and bigger 2" versions on the Conwy, but I think I'll try them more this season.
They work a dream on the Tywi - seem to be very good at pulling the big fish up throughout the season. I've even heard of a guy catching 1/2 dozen plus fish in a night when the river was coloured on them. Looking forward to having one rigged up in a couple of weeks!
Never really given surface or wake lures the time of night they probably deserve. Much for confident with conventional flee's in conventional sizes although I will ring the changes when things go quiet - usually with a larger flee (Waddington / small tube .... something like that) but for some reason ah canny quite get ma heid aroond fishing the "Timorous Beastie" .... or any rodent imitator come to think of it, but quite happy to concede that it might just be the fishing equivalent of my 'wee free' upbringing - Peter Ross, Silver Stoat, TB & S ... and variations thereof. A Scottish 'thang' perhaps ? regards STip
tweedcast: Price of 1 1/2 inch black and yellow tosh aluminum tubes just went up Graham.
Feb 3, 2015 18:39:15 GMT
tweedcast: Price of Black and Yellow plain Tosh 1 1/2 inch aluminum tubes with 3 inch wings just went up Graham. Malcolm
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tweed ghillie: can anyone clarify the new law about returning salmon dead or alive,,,does it include the killing of sea trout someone point me in the right direction
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159may: Do you still have the hrady swift reel and what is the line capacity
May 26, 2015 21:30:14 GMT
howardtf: Hi, only just joined the forum and I am looking for a used AirFlow airlite 13ft salmon rods ta reasonable price. I only use a 13ft occasionally and I have been reading the reports and the older version of the Airflow airlite seems to meet my needs/budget
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loggerdog: Hello Sinktip. I used to fish Cortachy Castle/Downie Park many Moons ago. Live in Canada now. I talk regularly with StincharLad and he suggested that I make contact with you. e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to a "Blether"!
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tweedcast: Hi, I have not been on the forum for a long time, will be more active this year. Friend is searching for a beat map of Balmakewan on North Esk. An assistance greatly appreciated. Malcolm
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uist: Hi everyone, new boy here. I have been looking at fluorocarbon vs other leaders. However a guide in Tampa for tarpon he swears by Fluro and the San Diego Jam a knot.
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