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#1 Troutmaddave

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

Here is my improved Popham on a no2 hook for fishing. Disappointed that the middle IC on the bottom rolled when I was fitting the jay throat....grrrrrr! Spoiled the look of it . Used a lighter blue turkey fibre in the wing to better match the blue in the jay and body front section.
An improvement I think from the last one

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All the best and thanks
Dave

#2 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

Looks good Dave. When can you fish for salmon?
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:31 PM

Great looking fly AND body!!!


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#4 Troutmaddave

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

Thanks guys. I'll be out salmon fishing soon on the rivers Moy,Easkey and Ballysadare. Sink tips and big flies. I have a 1936 Hardy split cane double hander, that's great fun to cast.

Cheers
Dave

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:14 PM

Sounds great Dave. I expect pictures.
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#6 Classic Salmon Fly Tyer

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:16 PM

First the fly...nice job on one of my favorite patterns. Second the fishing...like Dale I'd like to see pictures.

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#7 Flynewbrunswick

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:04 AM

Loving it, Definitely better then first attempt.
Do you plan to fish the beauty?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:52 AM

Oh yes. I have a pool or 2 in mind already. Just need the right day!!
I'm tying up a few other patterns for fishing now on size 2's and 4's
Cheers
Dave

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:54 AM

Hardy double hander ... what winch is it sporting?

 

We need some pix of your casts over the famed Salar.

 

Nice little flea also.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:31 AM

Hardy double hander ... what winch is it sporting?
 
We need some pix of your casts over the famed Salar.
 
Nice little flea also.

Unfortunately is only a Hardy Sunbeam 9/10. The brass faced 4" perfect will have to go on the back boiler. This set up cost me less than 100. Bit of a bargain. A 40g scandi Spey line works a treat when fishing right spots. Few different sink tips rounds off the rig. I have a 12' Sharpes of Aberdeen cane double hander as well, both great rids but the Hardy weighs a ton
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#11 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

And you lay stone?? Buck up laddie! Haha. Looking forward to this fly in a salmon jaw.
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#12 ted patlen

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:38 PM

Dave...love your style.

 

What is the procedure for salmon fishing in your area?  Need a day ticket? is there open water anywhere or is it all club water?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:14 PM

First you have to buy a salmon fishing licence from the state. Either for a county, or for the whole country.
Salmon fishing is big business here unfortunately, there are "free to fish" stretches but mostly club waters. Near me is Ballysadare fishery. These are the worst of the bunch, 200 a day for 1 fish. They have no interest in fishing, just money!!!
I am a member of Easkey fishery, 35 a year and good fishing on a spate river. Summer grille mainly but good sport. Fish in the 4-8lb range, fresh run. And at low water I fish up stream for brownies in the 3/4 to 1 1/2 lb size. Most of the lakes are free including the famous ones; Corrib, Mask, Conn and Arrow etc great mayfly hatches

All in all I have varied fishing within 10 mls from my home

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#14 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:59 PM

Thanks Dave. Hope it's a great season for you.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:25 AM

Dave, great to here some info on fisheries in other countries. Good luck throwing that Popham around

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:23 AM

Dave, 

 

I went to school for a year at NUIG, and watched guys fish the Corrib just below the cathedral.  I have since gone back, maybe in 2009 or so, and fished with Noel Thornton from the Spiddal Angling School out behind his house for  a morning.  It was pissing down rain, he sat on the wall under a poncho while I quartered my way down his little peat colored river.  I only managed a small searun brown for my efforts, but he was a fine guy, with lots of great stories and experience.  

 

I'm currently living in France, for another 3 weeks, then back to the northeast of the US... trading back my chalkstreams for freestones.  The evolution of life :)

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:19 AM

Lovely fly, Dave. Well done! Keep an eye on the length of those body segments. If you make the first one a tad shorter than the second, and then the third one longer still... Your body has the longest segment at the butt, and then they decrease in size. I have a body spacer that I could send you, if you want. Radencich also demonstrates making one in his modern approach to classic flies book. I find this kind of tool essential when I am planning my fly...

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#18 Troutmaddave

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:14 AM

Thanks Robert. I would love that gadget!! Blokes love gadgets!! You should have my address. If not let me know

Cheers
Dave

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

I'll email it. In fact, I'll try and add it here. You just print it, and hold it behind your hook. That's all there is to it :-)

 

Dave Carne made this, btw. An effort for the collective, on his behalf.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:32 AM

Thanks Robert. I would love that gadget!! Blokes love gadgets!! You should have my address. If not let me know

Cheers
Dave

 

Dave, did you notice the reply, and downloaded the picture?

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