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    Fond memories of fishing the Tywi, over ten years...

    Fond memories of fishing the Tywi, over ten years since I fished it, bigger river than the Dyfi and some great Fly water. If I lived nearer Iíd add it to my Dyfi fishing ( also if I was single and...
  2. Thread: River Dyfi 2018

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    To be fair unless you are local, or live...

    To be fair unless you are local, or live reasonably nearby ( I’m 40 miles away, so jus5 less than an hour) it’s difficult to get to the river enough unless you are retired......

    Friends of mine...
  3. Thread: River Dyfi 2018

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    Hi Alwyn, You need to write to the Secretary...

    Hi Alwyn,

    You need to write to the Secretary and apply for membership ( Iím assuming youíre not a local rod- 4 miles from the catchment to qualify I think)

    Itís a long wait; somewhere between...
  4. Thread: River Dyfi 2018

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    River Dyfi 2018

    Well I’m the customers £800+ lighter in the wallet, but it comes with a little card that says I can fish the Dyfi for 2018 again....on any day from 1st April till the end of October ( excluding...
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    Iíve got the book, picked it up at the BFFI in...

    Iíve got the book, picked it up at the BFFI in February, a lot of what Stefan sets out chimes with my own thoughts and understanding..... itís full of good common sense, and whilst the prose wonít...
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    That's a real loss, he was a great contributor...

    That's a real loss, he was a great contributor and whilst I never met him in person his depth of knowledge and real experience was of great worth, RIP Silver Invicta
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    Update 22nd and 29th July

    Went out last Saturday with a guest, tried to get him onto some fish, unfortunately some rain had meant a low flag on the river, and by the time my domestic arrangements allowed me to get to the...
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    Cam, Paul is bang on.... though the clarity on...

    Cam,

    Paul is bang on.... though the clarity on Saturday was much to be desired I managed to get three sewin and my guest five fish, not big, best 2lb 9oz. Same day a mate of mine had a 3,7 &5........
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    Welcome to the Forum Seatrooter, 5.5 for Scotland...

    Welcome to the Forum Seatrooter, 5.5 for Scotland is a big fish ( I've not managed anything as good from the Dyfi this season....)

    There's a lot of stuff in the archives, but it's true to say...
  10. Thread: River Usk 2017

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    Phil, Sorry to hear you've not been good........

    Phil,

    Sorry to hear you've not been good..... I hope you manage to get out, a couple of good sessions - or to be honest just one can really make a difference to your outlook.... tightlines when...
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    I think it was a 35mm, the line was a Rio 15ft...

    I think it was a 35mm, the line was a Rio 15ft sink tip (di-3) the pool is about six feet deep, maybe seven in places at the section where most of the fish were holding, a steady figure eight...
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    Update 20th July

    After not being able to go last Saturday ( wife was ill) and this Monday ( I was ill) I got out last night- escaped from a PTA night at the pub for my sons primary school- mostly mums. I got home at...
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    I think that's probably better..... OOOOFF

    I think that's probably better..... OOOOFF
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    I was trying to describe something a bit longer...

    I was trying to describe something a bit longer and more disappointing than a standard 'on and then off' which I measure in about five seconds. These buggers hung on for 30 seconds or longer before...
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    Update 6th, 7th & 8th July

    Went back to the river on Thursday.... after the railtrack ( or is it network rail now?) incident/ nocturnal disturbances (x5 on the otter disturbance factor- I.e. As bad as five otters in a pool) I...
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    Update 3rd and 4th July

    Monday night was a bit miserable at times, but apart from a bootlace eel that wrapped up and wrote off my leader and flies third cast in, the seatrout were very cooperative. In the end with a bit of...
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    Update 29th June and 1st July

    Thursday night I gave it a good go in the middle river, fishing back down five pools to the car. He pressure was steady but the water still a little high at around 1.3m, I had a quick 'on & off' at...
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    Provided it's the sink tip and not the outbound...

    Provided it's the sink tip and not the outbound line ( heavy integrated 30ft shooting head) where you'd be better off with a faster rod, you'll be fine with the sink tip. It's a bit thinner and more...
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    I imported a Rio in touch 15ft sink tip from the...

    I imported a Rio in touch 15ft sink tip from the states, not sure if they have them in the UK but it's the closest in terms of performance to the sewin caster Di-3 tip ( although at £70 the Rio is a...
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    Well I went last night, too late to see the best...

    Well I went last night, too late to see the best of it, I didn't arrive till 8pm and wasn't fishing till 8-30pm. Saw a couple of fish show, fished on until dark and into the dark but there was just a...
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    Update 22nd June I went last night, in summary...

    Update 22nd June

    I went last night, in summary it was looking ok, but the pressure started to dip after about 1am, as today's front moved in. Nothing much was showing and apart from a lost fish by...
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    Update 15th June

    Went last night, desperate to get out as the last two trips had coincided with a rising river......

    Water was around 1350 I think, I picked up a mate and we went to the middle river. It was quite...
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    Update : 8th and 10th June.... Nowt! Managed...

    Update : 8th and 10th June....

    Nowt! Managed to fish Thursday night, river very big and coloured, not dropping, but too strong, ended up fishing in the upper reaches...... went this afternoon, big...
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    I'd probably it bother with something like this. I could se it would be useful wild camping up at a Scittish Loch that you hike hours to get to, and you need a source of heat and light, but for...
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    Thanks Bob, and for all the other kind...

    Thanks Bob, and for all the other kind comments..... it wasn't a great night for fishing, but I was grateful for the take and the fight was good given the small size.... it wasn't the fattest of...
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