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    Default Lough salmon fishing.

    Just wondering what set up you are using for spring salmon on Irish loughs..rod lengths, lines flies etc........I have a 10ft 8 weight with floating line and a wf line will this suffice for springers. ...

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    Yes, however you may wish to use intermediate or sinking lines also. There also needs to be enough backing on the reel for a potential long run with no riverbank to stop it. You can also use switch rods.
    Last edited by minitube; 04-04-2017 at 11:11 PM.
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    I use a six weight rod 10 feet in length for all of my lough style fishing. Can`t say I`ve ever caught a springer this way but I have caught some decent wild trout with this set up. I would imagine with the reel drag set up the correct way and, as Minitube says, with plenty of backing on board, you would be able to play a powerful fish on this set up. The real clincher with the slightly lighter outfit is that it is a lot more pleasant to fish all day long.
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    With so many brands and ranges of fly lines available can any one point me in the direction of a make of intermediate line that wont break the bank as i wont be using it much.also I have a shakey 12ft 9 with an intermediate 8 weight line is this rod overkill in a boat....I know it's a double hander ..but would it work for out for a days fishing..also if I am using 3 fliess on a sinking or intermediate line will the fly on the top dropper be fully submerged. .and what files would you suggest .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nore fly View Post
    With so many brands and ranges of fly lines available can any one point me in the direction of a make of intermediate line that wont break the bank as i wont be using it much.also I have a shakey 12ft 9 with an intermediate 8 weight line is this rod overkill in a boat....I know it's a double hander ..but would it work for out for a days fishing..also if I am using 3 fliess on a sinking or intermediate line will the fly on the top dropper be fully submerged. .and what files would you suggest .....
    You`ll need arms like Popeye to fish that all day long from a boat. Stick to a 10 footer. I only fish two flies nowadays for all my lough style fishing and that includes browns. Fewer fanks and more time fishing, especially in a big gusty wind. For salmon -a top dropper fly such as a big bushy Jaffa or Green Peter or even a big claret bumble style of fly, with a small salmon fly on the point
    Last edited by PETEY; 04-04-2017 at 11:43 PM.
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    Default Barrio intermediate

    Quote Originally Posted by nore fly View Post
    With so many brands and ranges of fly lines available can any one point me in the direction of a make of intermediate line that wont break the bank as i wont be using it much.also I have a shakey 12ft 9 with an intermediate 8 weight line is this rod overkill in a boat....I know it's a double hander ..but would it work for out for a days fishing..also if I am using 3 fliess on a sinking or intermediate line will the fly on the top dropper be fully submerged. .and what files would you suggest .....
    Hi nore fly, I bought a bario intermediate for my 6 weight last year and it's the nicest line I've ever cast with. Brand new, 27.00 delivered!!! I couldn't recommend it highly enough. I think it's the glxi, hope that helps, cheers Leigh

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    I use a Lochmor Z #7/8 11'3" with a 6" extension handle, floating or Inty line, 2 flies (see Lough flies thread) and 12lb maxima. With this setup I can double hand overhead cast without fatigue and lift the bob fly into the surface at a decent distance from the boat. Remember salmon ain't boat shy and I have taken them within a rods length of the boat. Presentation is more important, splashy casts are a no no, and short lining is the way to go - no need to cast to the horizon.

    That all being said your 10ft # 8 will more than suffice.

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    Default Strip a Sunray!!

    Rod and line are grand but an intermediate line would be a help - and don't be afraid to put up a small sunray shadow and strip it. Sidney Spencer might not approve but the fish won't mind.

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    What flies work for you on a intermediate set up....was reading about bumbles on top dropper a lot but guess only on a floatingset up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nore fly View Post
    What flies work for you on a intermediate set up....was reading about bubbles on top dropper a lot but guess only on a floating set up....
    I've caught most springers on a size 10 executioner, fantastic fly. Also like a red arsed green peter muddler if fishing with a floater. Im also in the two fly set up gang, I use 14/16 lb riverge grand max and the leader the same length as the rod, in my case a sage xp 11ft #6.

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