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billy67

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hi my name is billy and I,ve been fishing and fly tying for 45 plus years
I still tye flyes but I cant fish anymore as Im disabled due to having moter neoron disease
it takes me a while to type but i get their
hopefully I will be able to contrbute somthing usefull and post some pics of flys
and if I can help anybody out then great
thanks for looking Billy
 

phl

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Welcome from me, too, Billy. It's sad that you can't fish anymore, but I hope you get some pleasure from the forum. I don't get to fish for sea trout all that often now, but I do love hearing what others are doing and seeing the pictures they post. Where was it you used to fish?

Paul
 

Teal Blue And Long John Silver

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Hey Billy, a massive hello from me and a very warm welcome to the Forum. I hope that your time with us is very long and extremely enjoyable. I look forward to reading your contributions and hope that you find a little light entertainment in my own. If ever you need anything then please just holler ;)
 

stoatstail

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Welcome Billy.
Looking forward to your input into the varied conversations we have on here 👍
 

billy67

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hi guys thanks for the welcome
I fished mainly the river Leven and Teith but also the Earn and Nith
Im sure I'll enjoy my time here
as I said if theres anything I can do for anybody just ask
hopefully I will get some pics of flys and stuff up when my daughter shows me how
Thanks again Billy
 

Teal Blue And Long John Silver

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hi guys thanks for the welcome
I fished mainly the river Leven and Teith but also the Earn and Nith
Im sure I'll enjoy my time here
as I said if theres anything I can do for anybody just ask
hopefully I will get some pics of flys and stuff up when my daughter shows me how
Thanks again Billy

From the rivers you have listed do you have a favourite or do you rate all of them highly?
 

billy67

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From the rivers i I fished my favourite would be the Leven in the 80s and 90s as it
had great runs of fish and always the chance of a biggie
My biggest fish at night on the leven was a 27lb salmon which was fun on a 6 weight single hander in the dark
Before I got I'll my favourite was the Teith as it had a good head of fish between 3 and 5lb and a chance of something a bit bigger
Again my biggest fish at night on the Teith was a 18lb salmon but I had some great nights of 8 or 9 sea trout over 3lb
you just cant ask for more than that
The other rivers I only fished a few times so I couldn't really judge them fairly although I never had a night on
any river I didn't enjoy
 

Teal Blue And Long John Silver

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27lb fish on a 6 weight rod is some serious piece of hardcore angling. I can personally only lay claim to a 20lb fish on a 9ft 5 weight Sage XP. It was however in broad daylight and without the added complication of pitch darkness. It started out as a reasonable prospect. By the time I landed it I was sweating blood. Strange how some fish decide to have a pop at us when we aren't even targeting them ;)
 

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Billy. hats off to you, there are some serious fish you connected with & had the privelige to bring to hand. I can only hope that your successful patterns will eventually be posted for us all to admire.
 
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luney

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Welcome on board Billy,
Looking forward to reading your contributions. Sounds like you have some great memories of fishing at night time for salmon and the odd seatrout.😂😂👍
 

luney

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From the rivers i I fished my favourite would be the Leven in the 80s and 90s as it
had great runs of fish and always the chance of a biggie
My biggest fish at night on the leven was a 27lb salmon which was fun on a 6 weight single hander in the dark
Before I got I'll my favourite was the Teith as it had a good head of fish between 3 and 5lb and a chance of something a bit bigger
Again my biggest fish at night on the Teith was a 18lb salmon but I had some great nights of 8 or 9 sea trout over 3lb
you just cant ask for more than that
The other rivers I only fished a few times so I couldn't really judge them fairly although I never had a night on
any river I didn't enjoy
I've fished the Teith once on the way back from the Spey. Couldn't believe my eyes when my fishing buddy pulled up at a road junction and there before my eyes was one of my favourite distilleries Deanston. I wished hed dropped me off there for all the good I did fishing the river.
 

billy67

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The river Leven was a great river that produced the british record sea trout at one time
although I never managed a double from it I came close but no cigar
The river Teith had a great average size and plenty of them although it didn't produce many over 8 or 9lb
Neither river is quite as prolific as they once were from what I hear now but I think thats the case all over now
Yep Deanston is a decent half I won a couple of bottles and they didn't last long LOL
 
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