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Anyone wanna pool limited knowledge

Postby Liamd » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:04 am

Anyone want to get together and have a go at SWFF? i am based in dublin and try to get out a few evenings a week.
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basics

Postby kieran » Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:49 am

Hi LiamD et al

For people like myself who are beginners I found the following set of articles on Mike Thrussel's site very good at getting down ot the basics...

http://www.worldseafishing.com/flyfish/

My only quibble is that some of the gear he recommends costs both arms and most of your legs, but that could just be rip-off-Ireland at work...

FWIW...
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Cost of Fly Fishing gear....

Postby npjrogers » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:13 pm

The cost of getting started can be quite modest.. an Okuma Airframe 7/9 Graphite composite reel is 29.99 pounds and a number 9 Weight Forward floating or intermediate line from BVG-Airflo in Polyfuse for Cold Water use will be around 10 pounds -- some suitable backing line and a Number 9 Graphite rod around 9ft 6 is less than 40 pounds so you can be fully equipped for around 100 pounds..
You will need a plastic washing up basin (obling shape not round) tied around your waist and a piece of astroturf matting in the bottom to stop tangles and you are ready top go..
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Postby Tim » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:04 pm

Liam

Would like to come along but its a bit too far for me....

Nick
I tried this fluff chucking game for the first time recently using Mullarkeys mill end lines, intermediate & floating at under £5 each. They seemed to work all right - would I notice any difference using the ones you recommended? The Airframe seemed good except the drag caught up the line when the line was the wrong side of the rod - but then that was really my fault :oops:
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Postby Conor H » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:54 pm

http://www.cloghvoola.com/bassfishing.htm

you get a bit of info here.
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Postby liamd » Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:29 pm

these links arnt bad either
http://www.fishandfly.co.uk/saltwater.html
http://www.thatchcottageireland.co.uk
http://www.hartflyfishing.demon.co.uk/m ... shing.html
Still waiting to c if anyone wants to try out flyfishing in dublin
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Postby liamd » Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:51 pm

i got the delta plus rod and an ecodisk reel with a spare spool for about €110, i use those mullarkey lines too and they r grand especially cos u dont have to worry if they get nicked on a rock r limpet. after all the fish dont know how much the tackle cost!!!!
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Postby richard o hora » Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:16 pm

any body know where i can get mullet flies, been doing a bit on the donabate side of the rogerstown estuary and there are plenty of good mullet to be had in the channel at low tide
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Postby Drew » Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:27 pm

S'pose Chuckin a couple of big flies around Copeland wouldnt go a miss....
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Postby Tim » Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:03 pm

Richard

It may not quite answer your question but have a look at http://www.mikeladle.com Chapters 11 & 12. Fascinating stuff and so are the others chapters.

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Postby jd » Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:02 pm

That reminds me-
"Hooked on Bass " is in print again.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 06-2212462
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Postby MAC » Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:23 am

Liam,

I would be into pooling some limited knowledge. I have been spinning and plugging for Bass for 4 years now and I have been looking into some fly fishing for them. I lost a small one a few weeks ago in Waterford but that has been the extent of it. I'm originally a trout angler and I do a lot of fly tying as well so I might have something to offer from that perspective. Fancy meeting up for a cast or a beer? Maybe the east coast needs a club :?:

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Postby liamd » Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:00 pm

sounds like a plan, but we better get a move on before the bass and mullet head off for the winter. As far a s mullet flies i use plastic bread like they do for course angling, is the only thing that will withstand he cast. i also use small yellow flies when they are feeding on maggots in the seaweed. again maybe a plastic maggot like in course fishing????????
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Postby MAC » Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:27 pm

Super,

I'm ok for the afternoon / evening on Wednesday. We can have a chat then if you like. You can e-mail me directly or give me a bell on 086 6671932

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Postby jfkireland » Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:12 pm

I know I'm getting off the fly fishing subject, but Tuesday and Wednesday's tides look good - Low water at 19.31 and 20.10 respectively.
Gonna try a lure or two myself....
Had a bash last evening but not a thing in R/R, so spun round to balscadden for a half dozen mackeral. Better than a blank!!!!
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