5 February 2014

making plans

Something that's been on my to do list for a long time now is an early spring trip up to Orkney to fish for sea trout in the sea, I was thinking about this over the weekend and decided to put my plan into action, Ive been intending to visit my mum who lives up there anyway so I'm off for a long weekend at the end of this month, just in time for the start of the sea trout season!. Fingers crossed the weather won't be to rough so i can get a couple of days fishing in, although up there there's no guarantees.


Tackle wise all I should need is my sw fly rod, intermediate line, 8lb fluorocarbon  and a few different lures to try. The car's going be vital to search different locations, along with an ordnance survey map and a note of the tide times around the island. As you can see Ive made a wee start on tying a up some lures which i hope will do the trick.


 from what Ive been reading fly choice isn't to critical as the sea trout feed well in the spring, the difficult bit will be finding them in the first place, there's a lot of coastline to search and blanks are common.  



i'm looking forward to giving it a try anyway




 a clouser or two wont go a miss i guess




 marabou type lures are recommended too, i'll tie up a few in orange too. 











  






8 comments:

  1. Best of Luck Brian & hope all goes according to plan.

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    1. Thanks George, I'll go prepared for the worst weather conditions, but I'm hoping it won't be to wild.

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  2. Good luck in you quest.
    Nice flies.

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    1. Thanks Alan, I'll give it my best shot.

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  3. some nice looking flies there bri, hope the seatrout like'em

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    1. Cheers Col, most of them I've just kind of made up as I've went along, but their something similar to what's recommended on the otfa site.

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  4. theyll be worth a shot up in skye too in august , found a wee spot thats meant to be good for seatrout at one of our favourite saltwater haunts.

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  5. Sounds good to me Col, I'm looking forward to our Skye trip.

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