Originally Posted by Windy
Gold bead headed green damsel fly and Gold ribbed hares ear have both worked for me.
what size perch ? All my success with decent sized perch has come with broken lob worm fished against the reeds towards dusk. Can A fly simulate that ?
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Originally Posted by bigsean
thanks for the advice nicepix, and keora .... and yes benny, i think it can be done without spending a fortune .... and personally i wouldnt spend a lot of money anyway, just in case u dont take to it ..... the mechanics of the cast is wot has put me off so far ..... and the space needed, as most of my local waters are tree lined .... and my local canals are usually busy with dog walkers and cyclists,
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i'd also like to hear peoples thoughts on venues for fly fishing in and around cities
i live in manchester .... lots of coarse fishing available, but not all with wide open spaces for fly casting from the bank ..... does that make fly fishing for either trout or coarse fish, not such a good idea unless i'm able to travel further afield?
I am sure this has already been posted on here but its of interest BBC News - Why town dwellers can get hooked on urban fishing