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by plvankampen
Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:49 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Water hen Bloa Clyde Style
Replies: 8
Views: 20386

Re: Water hen Bloa Clyde Style

Wow, man. A fish could see whatever it wanted to see staring at that thing. I guess I know what rabbit hole I'm going down tonight. [search] clyde style flies
by plvankampen
Thu Sep 14, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 27
Views: 143893

Re: Podcast

chugbug wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 12:01 pm so it's right up my alley, tone, style, pace, of a really nice day on the water.
Yes, it was just these things that first attracted me to fishing wets.
by plvankampen
Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 27
Views: 143893

Re: Podcast

tworod wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:46 pm The mono-rig is nothing new. I used it exclusively until I was about 14 over 50 years ago.
Ha ha ha ... right on!
by plvankampen
Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 27
Views: 143893

Re: Podcast

I am happy for you that you are impressed with the fishermen you listed. I do read and apply some of their techniques, but they seriously do not impress me in the least. Use as many backing barrels and sighters as you want, I still consider it lazy I didn't say I was impressed with these people. I ...
by plvankampen
Wed Sep 13, 2023 9:18 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 27
Views: 143893

Re: Podcast

Many ways to skin this cat, I'm seeing.... my interest comes in because I inevitably feel like catching trout on the bottom has been more luck than skill for me. I've got some mono staring at me, so I'll give it a shot with what I've gut on hand and proceed from there. Thanks gents! Yep. My rig cha...
by plvankampen
Wed Sep 13, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 27
Views: 143893

Re: Podcast

5 feet of sighter, 3 backing barrels add up to interference for me. Crutches for those that can not actually nymph fish. Where the leader enters the water, as long as there is minimal slack, seperates true fishers. Based on your statement above, I have developed a short list of people who 'can not ...
by plvankampen
Tue Sep 12, 2023 11:46 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 27
Views: 143893

Re: Podcast

Curious, how often do you guys use the mono-rig versus the fly line? Do you switch from one to the other on the same rod, same day, or bring two different rods, or different days different rigs? Do you continue to use a traditional fly line, and when do you prefer that if so? I've read the trout it...
by plvankampen
Tue Sep 12, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Davy Wotton : Wet Fly Ways :
Replies: 23
Views: 62281

Re: Davy Wotton : Wet Fly Ways :

Mike62 wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 7:24 am
plvankampen wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:58 am
Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:12 am I learned that method from Donald Nicholsen from Edinburgh over thirty years ago
Yeah, I'm definitely behind you a couple decades fishing wets.
Are you trying to say that REE is old?
Ha ha ha ...
by plvankampen
Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Davy Wotton : Wet Fly Ways :
Replies: 23
Views: 62281

Re: Davy Wotton : Wet Fly Ways :

I learned that method from Donald Nicholsen from Edinburgh over thirty years ago Yeah, I'm definitely behind you a couple decades fishing wets. Heck, I've only been fly fishing about 10 years - at least, more than a few times a year. :) In my opinion, European techniques for fly fishing seem to rev...
by plvankampen
Tue Sep 05, 2023 7:40 am
Forum: Fishing Wingless Wets
Topic: Davy Wotton : Wet Fly Ways :
Replies: 23
Views: 62281

Re: Davy Wotton : Wet Fly Ways :

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Sat Sep 02, 2023 3:34 pm I usually cast upstream and let the flies hunt all the way through the run until they are hanging below me on the dangle. I have caught a surprising number of fish on the dangle, in fairly shallow water.
This is exactly the method Davy advocates for in the upstream section of the video.