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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2018, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Spring silver: River Moriston

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2018, 11:39 AM
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Get yersen ower lad.I'd recommend the Perth are, wide variation of rivers on your doorstep in Tay,Tummel,Ericht and Earn as well as the Esks and Dee none too far away.
There's let beats aplenty(some of the best!) and Angling club water that gives you season long fishing for a great price when ever you want to fall out the door and wave a rod about! and your string will get a good pull too!.
Tell you now, can't beat it, belly deep in the great Haughs and Glides of the Tay fishing a big rod and a long line and that pull comes way out in the stream, its what noisy reels are made for!.
See you soon, get your name on the list for Rome Croy now, see you on the Grainhead soon!.
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Thanks Yorkie!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2018, 12:47 PM
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Looks like some nice water to swing, and some beautiful fish too. Hard to watch such fish being netted, hauled onto the grass, displayed for extended photo shoot, then finally casually returned to the water. Almost a minute out of water for one. Not trying to be part of the fly fishing police here, but... I think thereís a point where we really need to say something. There are a fair number of videos coming out now that do show far better C&R handling, personally Iíd love to see more of those sorts of videos being promoted.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2018, 12:57 PM
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Not great fish handling for sure, but I've generally found that laying a fish onto smooth grass on soft ground does less harm than trying to hold it by the wrist of the tail in the margins of a rocky river where if it thrashes it could hit it's head against [sometimes quite sharp] rocks.

Personally I prefer to unhook them in the knotless net whilst still in the water held clear of any solid objects in case they get restless; but some times when you are in strong or tricky flows this isn't possible & either marginal reeds or soft grass make a pretty good & safe surface - just scoop water over them first so the fish isn't in contact with a dry surface.

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Agreed on the soft grass Tyke, done briefly and gently it would likely be far better than some other options. It wasnít the grass, but the time out of water that I was addressing.
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