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by strathy
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Berkley Gulp
Replies: 4
Views: 5086

Gulps not very good as a static bait, just whacked out with a beachcaster and forgotten about, but if you treat it as a lure it is very effective, especially the peeler when fished on a 2-10g jighead into kelp forests for codling, pollock or coalies up the west coast of Scotland. The worm, sandeels ...
by strathy
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: North West Coast
Topic: Advise for 2 new sea anglers....
Replies: 5
Views: 7012

From the Cadet Base down to 5 Bar is probably the safest stretch of the Fyld for low water fishing , but even then its bloody dangerouse , especially at night which is the best time to fish it. The gulleys fill in behind you damn fast. I always wear an inflateable fly fishing vest, to fish low water...
by strathy
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: manic-muppet
Replies: 34
Views: 17032

RIP Mick, shame we never got to Holyhead this year.
You will be missed in a big way.
Always a quick quip at the end of another days blanking.
Heartfelt comiserations to your family and friends.
The pain has gone away.
Mike.
by strathy
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Scotland Coast Sea Fishing
Topic: West Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 11592

Looks like you had a good time. Wish I could have joined you all, defo looks good lure fishing terratory.
The site with the good beach for Rays that I was trying to remember is the Cock Inn near Glen Luce.
Call me next time you,re out , I need to escape .
by strathy
Thu May 17, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: HELP NEEDED NEW LURE ROD
Replies: 6
Views: 9026

Hiya Keith, I,m still around, cows have calved and daughters wedding has happened, so I might get chance to get out to play in the sea soon rather playing in puddles. Forgot to add to the lure rod list the Grauvel Teklons that Veals have. A very highly rated rod by those in the know, and very cheap ...
by strathy
Wed May 16, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: HELP NEEDED NEW LURE ROD
Replies: 6
Views: 9026

Best thing is to have a look at the artoffishing website and give Ben a call. He has some very good kit at very good prices and is probably one of the most knowledgable lure angling shops on the UK mainland. I,d also add Savage Gear xlnt rods and Abu Vendetta rods to your list to check out. I use Be...
by strathy
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Choosing a surfcaster
Replies: 8
Views: 11488

If you,re looking for a long FS surf rod thats easy cast but good backbone and bite detection look at the Italian Alcedo range of rods. They,ll blow the Daiwa long rods away. Ultra high quality carbon but ridiculously low weight. If I was ever to go back to FS reels I would have these on my to buy l...
by strathy
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Just in Time
Replies: 2
Views: 2320

Its about time you got the van sorted , I hear the NW been fishing well.
I,m going to be out if I can escape the cows.
by strathy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: Whats everyones thoughts on....
Replies: 1
Views: 1604

Still work as well as they,ve always done. Be careful over rocky , kelpy ground as they dive quite deep. If you fish over shallows buy a couple of Maria Angel kiss.
by strathy
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Test Curves/Casting Weights
Replies: 5
Views: 5118

Test curves were a more common way of rating the old built cane and Spanish reed rods as a guide for the line strengths you could use with the rod. I was taught that the formula was mainline 6x test curve and tippet strength ( hooklength ) 5x test curve. Silk mainlines and gut tippets. I,ve seen it ...
by strathy
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: On holiday again
Replies: 5
Views: 3453

Wish I,d known, I,d have come over for a fish with you.
by strathy
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Wales Coast Angling
Topic: Menai Straights
Replies: 1
Views: 6618

Bangor pier and the Menai Straits are still fishing OK. Get your bait and bits from Malc at ABC at Beaumaris .
by strathy
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Site access
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Looks like I,d better not go to my daughters in Devon this week , or I,ll be banned too. >:) >:)
If I do go am I allowed to go fishing and catch some keepers??? :D :D
by strathy
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: Holyhead report,
Replies: 9
Views: 5701

The beauty of Anglesey / Holyhead is that with a max of 40 mins drive you can find a fishable mark whatever the weather. Unluckily Mick didn,t bring his oxygen so some of the marks that would have been fishable were out of bounds to us. There were a couple of marks in the Treaddur area that would ha...
by strathy
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: Holyhead report,
Replies: 9
Views: 5701

As Mick says I,d decided to spend the weekend playing with plastics so didn,t do too well at first. Tried dropshotting with 6" Gulp worms on size 2 Daiichi stand-off hooks at the breakwater, its been a killer system for me for Perch this year so far, and I thought it would be a killer technique for ...