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Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 08-31-2005, 07:24 AM
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Posted By fishingd0
As long as your fishing is not disturbed??...

As long as your fishing is not disturbed?? :tsk_tsk:
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-14-2005, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,783
Posted By fishingd0
[QUOTE=Gary W]When I was a student with no money...

[QUOTE=Gary W]When I was a student with no money I had to tie flies.

Gary's hit it on the head. Flies are the answer, selling enough pbp's has made the "piggy" bank over flow. I have to get rid...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-11-2005, 05:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,783
Posted By fishingd0
Ramsey Just back from a week on the Dee...

Ramsey

Just back from a week on the Dee (Birse). Started off the week fishing large PBP's, to no avail.

It wasn't until a size 10 munro killer was put on that the action started. 3 fish, one...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-29-2005, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By fishingd0
God's Water

The River Dee at Aboyne. Arriving on the 3rd of April at a river side cottage. Word has it there is a very strong sprin run at the monent and the water levels are remaining favourable.

Oh Yes!!...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-07-2005, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By fishingd0
Thumbs down Manufacturers tips

I would opt away from manufacturers tip lines.

In my very recent experience the connector loops for the tips tend to get snagged on the rod eyes when playing a fish at short distance. This is...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-02-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By fishingd0
By the end of March the spring run is really...

By the end of March the spring run is really kicking off on the main spring rivers.

Personally I would not look past the Dee. Over the last 3-4 years it has provided some of the most consistent...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-29-2005, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By fishingd0
I have fished the Dee for a number of years now,...

I have fished the Dee for a number of years now, and have yet to see flies such as the ones you tie being fished with.

That is not to say that on other beats they are not being used.

We have...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-28-2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By fishingd0
Thumbs up Raw talent

McIntyre

First and foremost, what a talent! your flies are as good as I have seen anywhere!

The designs of these original flies look very difficult to say the least. How long on average...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-26-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,870
Posted By fishingd0
Thumbs up first off Moriston

The first fish was taken off the river Moriston on monday. It was estimated to be 10lb and was tide fresh.

Credit must go to Gordon Kerr as he is the first person on record to release an opening...
Forum: Our Environment 01-26-2005, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By fishingd0
Promoting fish farming

I fished a beat on the River Dee a couple of years ago. This particular beat promotes 100% catch & release.

This is the norm on the Dee. However, having caught 3 salmon through the week, I was...
Forum: Our Environment 01-14-2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By fishingd0
Thumbs up NAST

It is fair to say that a combination of C&R, habitat improvment, hatcheries and buyouts of inshore nets provide excellent safeguard to the future of our salmon stocks. However, in my opinion not...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-12-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,870
Posted By fishingd0
Thumbs up First Fish from Helmsdale!!!

Seems I was in the wrong place at the wrong time yestersay.

I have just found out that there was after all a springer caught . It was caught at 1.30pm on beat 2 (below) by Robert MacKay of...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-12-2005, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,870
Posted By fishingd0
Helmsdale opening day

Managed to make the opening day to the River Helmsdale yesterday.

The day before my local river (River Ness) was bursting its banks. However, with a phone call the the local fishing tackle shop...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 01-06-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By fishingd0
Malcolm Im looking for a spare spool if you...

Malcolm

Im looking for a spare spool if you would be willing to sell it on its own?

No probs if not.

Gordon
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-05-2005, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By fishingd0
speydoc Thanks for that, I will get to work...

speydoc

Thanks for that, I will get to work with them on the comming weeks and let you know how they fair for Atlantic Salmon.

Gordon
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-04-2005, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By fishingd0
Cascade Good to hear of some early activity....

Cascade

Good to hear of some early activity.

The first rivers to open are in the north (Borgie,Helmsdale,Naver etc) on the 11th Jan.

As is the norm, the first fish is most likely to come...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-04-2005, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By fishingd0
As cascade said, never seen anything like these...

As cascade said, never seen anything like these over here. I am 100% sure they would prove deadly!!

What materials/hooke are used to tie them :confused:.

Gordon
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-30-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By fishingd0
Return my first spring fish, if im lucky enough...

Return my first spring fish, if im lucky enough to catch one. :)
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 12-28-2004, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By fishingd0
Whilst fishing with a floating line, I normally...

Whilst fishing with a floating line, I normally use a leader length of around 14-15ft. Along with all the casting benefits it also allows your fly to fish that little bit deeper (sub-surface).
...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-12-2004, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,122
Posted By fishingd0
alternative hooks

I also hate tying on small trebles. I find it far too time consuming and normally end up with a dozen hook pricks on my thumb and forefinger. :mad:

I have now resorted to tying most of my salmon...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 12-09-2004, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By fishingd0
Not sold

Unfortunately didn,t get the rod sold on the forum.

The rod should be going on Ebay this Friday (10/12).

Tight line

Gordon
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-08-2004, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,122
Posted By fishingd0
Book

Try "the fly-tying bible" by peter gathercole.

It covers the main salmon flies (modern). It also covers most other fly types, with step by step instructions and clear illustrations on how to make...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 12-02-2004, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By fishingd0
Yea it's a great rod! But I have been eyeing up...

Yea it's a great rod! But I have been eyeing up the new 10/11 Hardy Cascapedia :devil: , and though that since I already have four B&W salmon rods (three of which are 15ft), I could afford to sell...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 12-01-2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By fishingd0
B&W NORWAY 15ft 9/10#

I am selling a mint condition B&W Norway Speycaster 15 ft 9/10#.

Though I would give forum members a shot at it before I put it on Ebay!

The rod is in excellent condition. With not a blemish...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 11-29-2004, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By fishingd0
Ultimate Gift

The ultimate!


"How to catch salmon", written by Salmo Salar :chuckle:
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