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#1 Barkworth

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:05 PM

Been a while since I last posted. I've been fishing, hunting the big salmon. I came as far as 10.3 kilograms this time, with two monsters lost in the deep before I could start drilling them.

Here is a Chatterer I tied up for the occasion, as I always wanted to try this fly.

 

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Over the course of a single week, I landed 13 salmon, and lost 4. I took 8 salmon on this Chatterer, the biggest being just over 10 kilograms. Here is a picture of that big one:

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And here are a few more fish with that same fly in their beaks:

 

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The record fish for the week, I took on a Colonel per Tolfrey, however:

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Here is a pic of that fish, it was 5:30 AM:

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Other successful flies include the Black Eagle (Francis) and the Popham (original version with the double ic). It was fantastic to see classics work, and conclude the first phase of a learning experience that started in 2013. I do apologise for fishing only authentic exotics. I did release 11 of the fish. 

 

Thanks for looking, and to this forum also a thanks, for getting me started on my journey, back then.

Rv-

 

 


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 08:49 PM

Wow ! Good work Robert ! My congratulations, Good Salmons and perfect fly :)


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

Dear ROBERT,

 

A firm and wellmeaned CONGRATULATIONS !!!

 

Stunning photo's ...speaking and encouraging !!!...

 

Geert


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:29 PM

Congratulations!  I'd say that was a week well spent.  I'd love to see a photo of that Chatterer after you caught the fourth fish!

 

Feather wing flies have attracted salmon for a very long time; no reason they should stop doing that any time soon.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

There are a few feathers missing in the mid section of the body, but the wings all remained intact. It is in storage now, looking much like it looked when it was unfished. Pretty cool.

The herl head went off after the 6th fish. That was unexpected, as they are generally very fragile.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:02 PM

I AM AWAY HERE TO FISH FOR SPRICKLIES


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to see the rest of the flies i have tied just visit  facebook page and browse my photos or galleries

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:23 PM

Skitt fiske, my friend :-)

 

Thanks Geert! and Switch. What is your name, sir?

 

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:39 PM

Good evening, Robert ! My friends call me, Aleksandr.

 

Best Regards.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:20 PM

Thank you for your kind words, Alexandr.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:16 PM

Nice Robert,love the last pic. I used to see a pile of feather wings when I was a kid from all the visiting fishermen but we rarely see them anymore now. The hairwing and the deer hair dries have replaced them. I am not convinced they fish or produce anymore fish than the feather wing flies. I do fish them on occasion but not like yours,I cant bring myself to fish feathers that cost more than my car,lol

 

 

 

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 09:44 PM

Nice Robert,love the last pic. I used to see a pile of feather wings when I was a kid from all the visiting fishermen but we rarely see them anymore now. The hairwing and the deer hair dries have replaced them. I am not convinced they fish or produce anymore fish than the feather wing flies. I do fish them on occasion but not like yours,I cant bring myself to fish feathers that cost more than my car,lol

 

 

 

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You must have gotten a bargain on that car!  Presuming the body cotinga feathers are seconds, the material cost of this is likely under $50.00.  Still, I can understand why it is now out of the fishing rotation.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:10 AM

Nice Robert,love the last pic. I used to see a pile of feather wings when I was a kid from all the visiting fishermen but we rarely see them anymore now. The hairwing and the deer hair dries have replaced them. I am not convinced they fish or produce anymore fish than the feather wing flies. I do fish them on occasion but not like yours,I cant bring myself to fish feathers that cost more than my car,lol

 

 

 

  Stephen

 

Thanks, Stephen. Classics aren't commercially viable, and that is the reason hair took over. Hair being superior is just a marketing phrase. With classics, we catch fish long after the tube guys have gone home. Feathers work just as well, and under certain conditions, feathers are better, whereas under other conditions, hair has the advantage.

 

You are right, these flies I used are crazy expensive. I only do this to make my tying and fishing come full circle, and on this particular beat, I have never lost a single fly. I could lose it in the beak of a fish, of course, but what a way to go, right?

 

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 12:11 AM

I do applaude you Robert for your convictions. I also believe that the featherwings do fish as well if not better than the hair in most situations. I still use a thunder and lightning most of the time

 

 James, You are correct but our dollar sucks and with a 15% sales tax on everything we buy we use a lot of squirrel here,lol

 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 03:53 AM

This is the best flyporn i have seen for a long time. As you know my seson been completly shite. Good you done great. Just been in the local river a few times...
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Posted 21 September 2018 - 04:25 AM

This is the best flyporn i have seen for a long time. As you know my seson been completly shite. Good you done great. Just been in the local river a few times...

 

How's the knee? We should fish together next year.

 

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