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Reading the water cont ...
Reading the water.
Stir crazy.

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Reading the water cont ...
Sat 18th February, 2012


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So the most obvious water to explore will be locations that offer safety and some protection from the main current...behind logs...rocks...depressions in the river bed or off to the side of the main flow near deeper water. Anywhere its easier for them to intercept the food supply as its washed downstream. Trout are lazy feeders, browns especially are masters at conserving energy. They will rarely move far from their feeding station to chase after food items unless the energy expenditure is well worth it, a large juicy cicada being the classic exception. During the spawning runs if the fish hav ...
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Fri 17th February, 2012


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Hi Guys its going to be at least three months before my enforced vacation is over, so apologies but no proper reports until then. In the mean-time I've taken this from another part of the site. When you arrive at the water's edge full of anticipation and begin stripping line off ready for your first cast of the day where in the river you finally decide to plonk those flies is probably one of the most important skills you will learn when you start fly fishing. When I first became interested in trout fishing as a lad the old Welsh angler that took me under his wing often remarked "if there are n ...
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Stir crazy.
Wed 1st February, 2012


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Hi Guys I'm not going to be able to fish for a lot longer than first expected so as you can imagine I'm starting to go a little "stir crazy". When I can I'll grab something from a different part of the site and stick it on. This week its line color... another topic where the answer very much depends on who you ask and their personal experiences. Before I finally left the UK for good several years ago I often fished catch and release venues where the trout were pretty spooky. Over time like many other anglers I used lines of various colors. Bright Orange, Fluro Green, White, Yellow, you name it ...
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