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Offline Lichtie

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 10:14:51 AM »
Superb fish , ive just ordered up some bigger hooks to tie up some long orange pollack flies the west coast looks great! Just wondering do you jig with the wrasse set up ?

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 10:50:21 AM »
Superb fish , ive just ordered up some bigger hooks to tie up some long orange pollack flies the west coast looks great! Just wondering do you jig with the wrasse set up ?

For wrasse I just drop a bait in close onto the bottom.  I just fish very simply for them, a basic set up is all that's required as long as the sea is calm. I slide a one ounce ball on my line just above my hook, this doesn't put wrasse off or most other fish for that matter.  The ball weight slides up when a fish grabs the hook most of the time, sometimes the bait, hook and lead ball is swallowed to but not often.

Wrasse live in very snaggy areas so there's nothing to get caught up with once the fish takes the hook. You can move the bait around slowly until you find where on the bottom or up the side of a deep rock face the fish are feeding.  In the snaggiest areas I use 40lb braid straight through to my hook which instead of my normal choice of a strong 3/0 sakuma manta extra (tough hook to bend) my choice of hook becomes a 3/0 mustad viking which I can bend out of snags and then rebend into shape.  Experiment with your hook size until you find what works for you.

I hope you all do well with the flies that would be fun......I don't know anything about fly fishing but I'd fish the fly deep, just   above the kelp as this is where you find the pollack.
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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2012, 11:10:53 AM »
i also use the drilled bullet option stolen from jv,s idea but use a bead between the lead and hook protect the knot  :laugh:  or a float   http://www.smileyvault.com/alb

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2012, 11:55:18 AM »
Thanks JV for the explanation on the rig , i'll definitely be giving that a go  sometime.

i'll be using a fast sinking  saltwater welded shooting head  (7 " per sec) for the pollack  hopefully will be up to the job.

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2012, 03:22:41 PM »
well done jv good looking fish  [url=http://www.desismileys.co [url=http://www.desismileys.co

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2012, 05:44:28 PM »
Very nice photos there Dave.
I'm hoping to get across before the summers out.

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2012, 08:27:09 PM »
Brilliant report as always JV, looks a brilliant day out. How long a drop do you need between the weight and lure??
I reckon getting one of those pollock on a flyrod would be absolutely fantastic, i,ve managed mullet and mackeral on the flyrod and they go like stink. :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2012, 09:59:17 PM »
Brilliant report as always JV, looks a brilliant day out. How long a drop do you need between the weight and lure??
I reckon getting one of those pollock on a flyrod would be absolutely fantastic, i,ve managed mullet and mackeral on the flyrod and they go like stink. :laugh: :laugh:

4 to 6ft I use Jonesy, cheers!
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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2012, 11:51:00 AM »
good catch reportbeen there a few times myself.

is there a shot over there called the yellow isle or something like that was good for plaice maybe still is.

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2012, 07:39:43 PM »
Fantastic report!!! Great stuff!!
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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2014, 02:27:47 PM »
Hi Im a new member. JV can you give me directions to the mark youv'e just been talking about looking to go there in maybe a couple of weeks.

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2014, 02:31:53 PM »
Hi Colin big  .welcome. to the site mate...yes I'll send you some directions within the next week as I've promised another person I would to soon.
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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2014, 05:20:35 PM »
Cheers JV also any help i can give just ask i live in Castle Douglas and fish locally although im just getting back to fishing after a 15yr or so break.

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Re: Port Logan SW Scotland
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2014, 05:27:33 PM »
Great stuff not too far away from port logan then...I'll do my best to get back to you this weekend colin.
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