I decided to tie a few flamethrowers on some new to me Patriot size 8 singles to see how the hooks tie and whether I could do a decent job on the pattern.
As it is not a fly i would normally use or tie I have a few questions.
Is the shape ok and is it impacted by tying on a single?
I have not...
I started chasing trout in small rivers of Wales and Cornwall last year. Needles to say I got instantly addicted. I managed to catch (and release) many very decent fish but my appetite for adventure is growing bigger and bigger. This year I want to meet Salmon eye to eye...Hence I am here on...
having a decent amount of patriots as appose to salars, the more i tie on them the less i like them, the shape just isn't as good and the eye is too thick and at too flat an angle
anyone else share this opinion?
Quite frankly, I don't know why we pay £8 or so per 10 for certain branded salmon hooks when you can get coarse/carp hooks for £1.20 posted! , these look the business:
The branded ones (Korda Choddy) are about £4 per 10 and these unbranded are £2.39 per 20 posted !! :rockon:
They also do a...
My first attempt at these multi hackled loch trout flies. My eye was caught by the article in this months T&S by Stan Headley in which you basically tie the dam fly back to front ie. hackles first to ensure you do not crowd the eye at the end of the tying of the three head hackles not to mention...
Got a 12ft daiwa whisker bait/spin rod,mk1 model with reddish whippings rod is in nice condition other than missing 2nd from top eye-eye was worn down and took off so wouldn't fray line, I've never bothered replacing it since it's never really made a difference to the rod but should be easy...
The missus is suspicious why all of a sudden i am watching bargain hunt and antique type programmes.......this girls caught my eye
Guilty pleasure........Rebel Wilson anyone :o
I'm fishing islamouth very soon, I've been keeping an eye on their catches and as per usual when I'm heading somewhere......they seem to have dropped!
what height conditions does this beat suit and what gauge should I keep an eye on?