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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any recomendations for Slamon fishing on the Tweed in November?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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tweed fishing

generaly a 15ft or16ft rod rated 10-12 aftm is ideal along with full sinking lines both intermediate and fast sinking with tube flies is the normal type of gear used . you could try starting a new thread "advice for autumn tweed salmon fishing" and I am sure some of the UK members who live on tweedside and fish it regularly will respond.It has been a number of years since I have fished the Tweed,but I sure envy you going in november it should be spot on best steve
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2007, 06:54 PM
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Which beat are you hoping to be on? The Middle beats upstream of Kelso can usually be managed with a 10/11 line and 10' no3 sinking heads. Downstream has some deeper water and may need a bit more sinking ability. If wading/bank fishing, a 15/16' rod is enough - something like a CND Salar is ideal. If boating, a 15' is a max. any longer makes it difficult for the gillie to net the fish as the boats are quite short. A strong 14' is probably the best compromise in this case.

Many now prefer to fish shooting heads when using heavy flies.

Remember you may well have to cast 2 1/2" copper/brass tube flies. If you are not used to this get some practice in prior to your visit as you will be angry with yourself if you waste expensive fishing time learning how to get these out of the water to where you need to get them!

An average Tweed mid-November day can see you starting with say a 2" to3" tube, and as the water warms, moving gradually down to a size 6 double, and as the water chills again moving back in fly size and type to where you started.

Good Luck.

Last edited by Tweed Dweller; 06-28-2007 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Too mucho vino!
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