Monday, 9 April 2012

UV resin kits

Don't buy the kits. £32? having a laugh!?
I decided to do it my way...£4 for a bottle of  'bug off 'and a £3 uv torch off the internet including delivery. Mind you I did spend a little extra on a 42 uv led torch...cus I am a tart.
So what's this UV cured resin all about?
I first noticed the adverts in the fishing mags, about a year ago. It looked good. A clear sealent that was both transparent and that would set within seconds using a Ultra Violet light scource. Should save a lot of time, I thought.
But at £50... no way!
Later, I saw a couple of excellent  videos where it was used to tie some rather glossy buzzers.
Time to invest...

Just a UV torch, hook,  vice, some glowbrite thread, a black permament marker and a bottle of Bug off. £10

I had a look and you can buy this UV stuff rather cheaply.

My first attempt is a little tardy but it is great fun.

To see how it is done properly check this out.

My conclusion is that although I have to conceed that the expensive stuff is better and thicker in consistancy and probably has more uses, Bug Off is excellent for this type of 'fly' and could save you a bit of cash.

13/04 2012... First outing and..This has just caught me my best trout from Blithfield. Just short of 4lb!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Finesse or lack of it...

These are the things we have resorted to after catching them Blithfield trout. Mine is called 'The Jap flag' as that what it must look like to a chasing trout. Hard work though. You have to keep casting and retrieving!!! No place for my pimps.

This is just disgusting but will it catch tomorrow?
Again, you are kept busy casting!

This is more like it. Nice and hairy and tied from used, donated, ladies tights. Just relax and this one should give you a good time on top!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

No Pics. Just a diary

Blithfield today. 05/04/12
....9.15 Cold. Snow on hills. Frosty night.
....first cast on Shipmans
...then .nowt for half an hour
...lure fritz with white marabu
...Happy days
...getting there

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Fools day? I don't think so!

1st April

Was a lovely morning; none of the mist of last week. It wasn't too windy either, which helped the terrible casters three, as it was blowing towards us.
We booked in and had some usual good humoured banter with that lovely chap who does Saturdays. I can't remember his name, which is a bit embarrassing because at least he remembered our surnames!
He gave us some excellent advice as to where to fish..

"Anywhere down the edge with a small black fly, near bank size 14".

Not small by my standards but having tied a load of #14  Shipmans in the pub the previous day, I was feeling rather confident.
The reason I chose to go with the Shipman buzzer was because of what I observed last week. Trout sort of smutting but not really breaking the surface. I figured I needed a fly just subsurface and not too big.
Couldn't fail.  Fished one on the point and one dropper. I soon had my limit and the Shipman content of my fly box was decimated by Jon.
Bone had tied up some suspender buzzers which also proved a success.
Interesting to note: Bone had two Shipmans hooks straightened and me one. I had this before with Shipmans on a different venue. Today the flies we used were tied on top quality hooks, tested on the vice. I would really appreciate any comments about this. Mind you I did land plenty successfully.
We all had our limit and the lucky ones went back.

Jon in sublime mode

All sold at the pub