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    New member and absolute beginner here from Accrington. Ive not salmon fished before but fished for over 30years for mainly pike , perch and barbel with a bit of trout fishing thrown in aswell. I got talking to another customer in a tackle shop ended up buying an outfit off him for next to nothing . It may well prove to be not for me but I'll never know unless I try it .
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    Welcome to the forum Lcn.
    Salmon angling is as you will hopefully know very different to what you've been used to, but much more frustrating and fun. But then again I'm biased as I don't fish for Barbel, Carp etc.

    Your obvious next step is to learn how to cast with a salmon rod and i'm assuming rightly or wrongly its a fly rod as you don't say.
    Spinning wise! its easier of course and good luck to you.
    Remember the pictures of the salmon you catch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    Welcome to the forum Lcn.
    Salmon angling is as you will hopefully know very different to what you've been used to, but much more frustrating and fun. But then again I'm biased as I don't fish for Barbel, Carp etc.

    Your obvious next step is to learn how to cast with a salmon rod and i'm assuming rightly or wrongly its a fly rod as you don't say.
    Spinning wise! its easier of course and good luck to you.
    Remember the pictures of the salmon you catch!
    Thanks for the reply . Yes it's fly gear , it's an 12ft #9-10 oracle with oracle reel and 3 lines . I'll be out practice casting as soon as I get chance . Although I almost exclusively lure fish for pike and perch i don't think I'll do it for salmon . It's not what I catch it's how I catch fish that's important to me . When I think salmon fishing I automatically think fly fishing and when I trout fish it's dry fly if possible
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    Is your second name Freud by any chance..??
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    Welcome

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    Lcn,

    welcome to the Forum, where you'll find all manner of wit, wisdom, banter and all else besides. Always keep a sense of humour: a thick skin can help, but remember that there's no such thing as a stupid question in salmon fishing.

    As others have said, do get some lessons in 2 handed casting from a properly qualified instructor, as it will hugely increase your enjoyment and progress. it will be the best salmon money you ever spend.

    For some basic tips have a look at Just One Week, a blog specifically aimed at helping novices.

    You've got some great rivers within a couple of hours' drive, so get out there and tight lines. let us know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lcn View Post
    It may well prove to be not for me but I'll never know unless I try it .
    Take your time. Spend a few quid with a reputable casting instructor. Find the closest bit of association water (Lune ?) and learn 'in the field' so to speak. The people you meet will be happy to help.

    Use you money wisely and never assume the more expensive something is the better it is - river's, beat's, tackle, clothing, guide's etc.

    Good luck.
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    Hello

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    Welcome Lcn.
    Cheers
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    Welcome to the forum.
    Hope you enjoy discovering the joy of salmon fishing.

    Nick.



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