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Title: It's a Test
Post by: Jimbo on September 27, 2016, 07:19:15 AM
Off to Raygill in a few minutes to test out my newfound skills in a tube.
The wind is a little stronger than I'm used to so let's see what happens.
Maybe this time I won't be stuck up against the cliff face for 1/2 hour getting my breath back. LOL.


Title: Re: It's a Test
Post by: buzzerman on September 27, 2016, 08:55:43 AM
Good luck Jim shouldn't be a problem for you now with your new fins let us know how you get on. Some big fish in there.


Title: Re: It's a Test
Post by: davec on September 27, 2016, 02:44:23 PM
Having fished Raygill regularly in the past sometimes if the wind is in the wrong direction it acts like a wind tunnel Raygill has it own weather system. I hope you managed ok a little tip if you make up a 5-6ft length of rope with a carabineer at each end you can attach your tube to one of the buoys when you get tired and still be able to fish.


Title: Re: It's a Test
Post by: Jimbo on September 28, 2016, 07:09:54 AM
Well I didn't get stuck on the cliff face.
The wind was buffeting me a bit, but the new fins made it a doddle, 5 hours in the tube before a cramp got me out and a bit of dancing sorted it.
Didn't get much as they had just chucked in thousands of little trout about 3 inch long. They were on to them like a free buffet and not much else.
But still happy with the effort.
Getting to enjoy this tube business.  ;D
Thanks for the rope tip.