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    Default River Wear 2019

    Any interest in the River Wear, I know its a bit early for any serious fishing and I personally don't start until May/June but wondered if any interest could be generated in what could be the best Seatrout river in the country.

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    The Wear is a great river, or was when I fished it, im gonna have to get my self sorted and fish it again this season, I always found it fished best from August onwards.

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    Last year I had fish from late June, I fish the lower reaches below Durham. I think last years low water suited the lower beats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-rap View Post
    Last year I had fish from late June, I fish the lower reaches below Durham. I think last years low water suited the lower beats.
    I used to prefer low water conditions when I fished the Chester-Le-Street waters, with the odd sortie up to Durham to fish the public stretch.
    With an old friend who is sadly no longer with us, we concocted a fly to use for fresh run fish on the lower stretches, after many trials in the sea and on the river using different materials etc we came up with a pattern that incorporates a few odd components (although you wouldn't think so when looking at it), the fly actually turned out to be quite successful.

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    A simple 30mm stainless tube tied with a wing of black bucktail or squirrel and a bit of flash seems to be the goto night time fly on the Wear. I want to experiment a bit more this year with surface lures, some say they work and others say not to waste my time.

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    Our concoction for the lower reaches, a few odd bits under the dubbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-rap View Post
    A simple 30mm stainless tube tied with a wing of black bucktail or squirrel and a bit of flash seems to be the goto night time fly on the Wear. I want to experiment a bit more this year with surface lures, some say they work and others say not to waste my time.
    They do work, but I think they are limited to certain stretches. You've also got to fish them pretty fast.

    It's exciting when you hear them though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgaines10 View Post
    They do work, but I think they are limited to certain stretches. You've also got to fish them pretty fast.

    It's exciting when you hear them though!!
    They certainly work on the bottom stretches, slow to medium retrieve in the slower stretches and let it swing in the glides and tails just retrieving as your fly starts to slow down. One thing i did notice last year was a paler fly worked better on the nights it wasn't so dark, so instead of a black wing, a wing tied with normal natural squirrel tail or even white.

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