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Atlantic Salmon and the Different Fishing Methods

The Atlantic salmon is a species with many local variations. In some rivers fresh fish run every month of the year but most rivers have a bias towards either a spring run or an autumn run. Quite often there is … Continue reading

19. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Angling Method: Rolling the Worm-bunch

The worm-bunch is a deadly method of baiting for salmon. It can be used throughout the season but kills best when fish are moderately fresh-run. The worms to use are the big blue-headed dew-worms which slink out of the lawn … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Fishing Tips: Summer Spinning

It must be agreed that many anglers do all their salmon fishing with a minnow. Although spinning in spring is widely regarded as a fair method of getting fish out of high, cold rivers there is possibly less to be … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Fishing Method: Salmon on Dry Fly

Comparatively few anglers use dry fly for salmon, but it is a perfectly effective method of fishing. Unlike trout, salmon do not position themselves in order to rise steadily to summer hatches of fly. Very occasionally they can be seen … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Fishing Method: Nymph Fishing

In very low water when the fish are tending towards staleness (a common feature of our abstracted rivers) often the only method of catching salmon is with a trout-size nymph. Pheasant-tail nymphs, famous on the Avon, and the dainty patterns … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Fishing Method: Manipulation of Greased-line Fly

Manipulating a g.l. fly calls for concentration and dexterity. Common sense is a good guide. Fast dragging and inert drifting are the two extremes to be avoided; the mean to aim at is the smooth even travel of the fly. … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Angling Methods: Spring Fly and Fly in Summer

Spring Fly Spring salmon fishing can be summed up in the sentence : ‘Fish down and across, fish deep, fish slow.’ The fish will be lying sluggishly at the bottom of the deep holding pools with no particular interest in … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Fishing Method: Greased-line Fundamentals

No one seems to be very sure why a salmon takes a greased-line fly — or indeed any fly. It seems certain that salmon do eat small items while in fresh water, despite the belief to the contrary. While it … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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Salmon Fishing Techniques: Playing and Landing

Playing and Landing Never, at any time, should the fishing-rod be pointed at a hooked salmon. During casting, a rod is a special sort of lever, but after hooking a fish it becomes a highly sensitive spring or buffer which … Continue reading

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Angling Tips: Tackle for Salmon Fishing

Fly Tackle (Spring) The long, heavy salmon rods of Victorian Britain have now given way to smaller, lighter rods. Few anglers today use a rod longer than 4.2 m (14 ft) and many prefer one of 3.6 m (12 ft). … Continue reading

18. July 2011 by admin
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