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    Re: Flies for coarse fish?

    The 'maggot fly' is not sneered at by fly fishermen and is actually one of the best know fly's for grayling fishing in the form of Frank Sawyers Killer Bug. Fly fishing is becoming an increasingly...
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    Re: Attitudes towards Pike

    This attitude is unfortunately still very much alive and kicking. My brother in law is a volunteer with the Avon Navigation Trust and living close to the river spends a lot of time walking the bank....
  3. Thread: rod advice

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    Re: rod advice

    Some pretty good 'new' glass rods out there...

    Atom Six Vitreous Glass review
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    Re: Stripping basket

    I've only really found stripping baskets helpful when saltwater fishing or when wading with a sinking line. For river or still water bank fishing they tend to be more of a hindrance. If you get into...
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    Re: Fly Line for 6-7 weight Sonik

    The first thing to consider is how you get on with the rod with the 7wt line. If you are happy with how it cast then I'd stick with another 7wt.
    Dual rated rods where traditionally designed to cast...
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    Shipston on Stour AC Fly Fishing day

    Shipston on Stour and District Angling Club will be holding a fly fishing day on the 25th April. The day is aimed at an introduction to fly fishing on the river Stour.
    There will be qualified...
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    Re: River Windrush -Any hope?

    Plenty of otters in the Thames Valley now. Very rare to see them as they are mainly nocturnal but I've seen plenty of big fish on the bank.


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    Re: River Windrush -Any hope?

    That's interesting. How do you make the distinction?
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    Re: River Windrush -Any hope?

    That's brilliant. Which stretch at Minster Lovell did you fish? The Old Mill bit, sports field or past the ruined hall?
  10. Thread: Grayling help

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    Re: Grayling help

    Another one to try 'on the fly' would be Czech nymphing. Longish fly rod and heavy point fly with a smaller nymph on a dropper. You fish it 'high stick' lobbing the flies up stream (you don't do a...
  11. Thread: Grayling help

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    Re: Grayling help

    For fishing on the fly I'd suggest a Klink and Dink set up (small weighted nymph tied on a dropper off the hook bend of a Klink Hammer dry fly). Adjust the dropper length to suit river depth and...
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    Re: The Rivers Evenlode and Glyme Oxon

    Red Spinner stocked if I remember rightly 40,000 roach into the Evenlode some years ago. The EA electrofished the river 2 years later and recorded not one single roach.
    Either the cormorants had a...
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    Re: The Rivers Evenlode and Glyme Oxon

    I have spent a LOT of time exploring the river fishing around Oxfordshire, normally in search of trout. There are far easier ways to catch the little spotty fellows (nip down south to Hampshire and...
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    Re: Just Another Sales Niche / Opportunity

    Tenkara is getting quite a following though I'm not sure if it's just a bit of a fad...
    I tried it once and didn't really enjoy it.
    It is however relatively cheap compared to a full fly outfit and...
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    Re: The Rivers Evenlode and Glyme Oxon

    Just seen this post.
    I fish both rivers regularly, mainly for trout on the fly.
    The Glyme is privately controlled, from just below Wooton to Woodstock by the Cotswold Fly fishers. It's stocked with...
  16. Re: Another species (unexpectedly) ticked off on the fly!

    Thanks for the advice.
    I think my first problem is going to be finding any barbel in Oxfordshire...
    Current wisdom has it that they are pretty much absent from my local rivers (mainly the Windrush...
  17. Thread: "Nazi Guides"

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    Re: "Nazi Guides"

    Ha! Scary stuff.
    I've employed quite a few guides around the world and also work as one here in the UK.
    They do vary and some have come close to being 'my way or the highway' but never to the...
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    Re: downstream dryfly

    Good advice.
    Agree that chub fight differently on a fly rod. Mind you I've had a few nudging 4lbs on a 4wt with 7x tippet that have given me a nervous fight on a fasting flowing river.

    Cheers
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    Re: downstream dryfly

    As previous posters have said your biggest problem fishing a dry fly downstream will be drag. For a realistic presentation the artificial fly needs to mimic the real insect which floats down on the...
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    Takes my tally of coarse fish on the fly to:-

    Pike
    Perch
    Chub
    Bream
    Dace
    Tench
    And also what I was told was a Golden Bream also caught whilst fishing for trout, anyone help with what else it...
  21. Another species (unexpectedly) ticked off on the fly!

    Trout fishing on a still water today and guess who came along...

    http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w549/andygrey2/tench_zps8fb4862a.jpg

    Took a small nymph and put a damn fine bend into a 6wt....
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    Re: A bit of a dilemma

    The 'out and out' Sage pokers as you put it are the TCR and slightly more manageable TCX now replaced the Method. All 3 are designed as distance casting rods and don't really come to life unless you...
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    Re: A bit of a dilemma

    The SLT is a fairly 'slow' rod compared with the Sage XP, Z-Axis or One and much slower compared to the 'super fast' Sages such as the TCR or TCX. Out of all 3 (Hardy, Greys and Sage) it's probably...
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    Re: Festive Fly does the business

    Another video by Third Person Paul demonstrating APPALLING fish handling practise.
    If you are going to put them back (if allowed by fishery rules) then take the fly out with the fish in the net...
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    Re: help...please !!

    The Loomis may well be worth something depending on model and condition. It's a premium brand. Try ringing Sportfish at Winforten and John Norris of Penrith to see what they will give you....
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