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pat byrne
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: The Big Thaw Reply with quote

Hoping to get out one of these days. Any info on conditions ( frozen etc.) of midland lakes appreciated. Ennel, Derravaragh, Lene, Cavan-Lacken
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


A weir on the river Boyne on St Stephen's day.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lackan completely frozen
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys do You know how is Blessington doing?
During the frozen days I was sitting at home and making my first jerkbaits Smile
I want to test them tomorrow somewhere and was thinking about Blessington.

Picture of my first jerkbaits Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite all the warnings for safety agencies and common sense here are some pics from Lough Owell from this week. I think I may knock this water off my options for a few weeks Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:38 pm    Post subject: lures Reply with quote

Love the lures, they look great
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi M
Nice looking lures - especially the red head- one of my fav colour combos
Did you make them- carve etc or are they bought in blanks ?
Let us know how you get on with them- nothing more satisfying than catching on something you made yourself.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never tried jerkbaits as I rarely fish from a boat.
Nice looking baits. Hard to judge what size they are.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pat byrne wrote:
Hi M
Nice looking lures - especially the red head- one of my fav colour combos
Did you make them- carve etc or are they bought in blanks ?
Let us know how you get on with them- nothing more satisfying than catching on something you made yourself.
Pat


Hi Pat.
I was making them from the beginning. Bought piece of timber in Woodies for 3.
Today I was on Blessington to test them and they were working much better then I was expected Very Happy

I took few pictures while was making them.












John from left: 13,5cm, 10cm, 12cm. Middle one has glitter on it. Picture is not the best quality.


G Donohue wrote:
Love the lures, they look great

Godfrey I'll get few for You and Pat when we'll meet.
For now I have only 6 ready.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was Blessington not covered in ice ??
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was. I could fish only just beside bridge. I went there just to test my new lures and It was enough for me Smile All banks around the lake were covered in ice.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great set of pics M. A few years ago when I got into jerkbaitting, I carved out a bundle of jerkbaits in a variety of woods with the intention of painting/rigging them, but like all good ideas I put them in a box and forgot all about them. It was only when I was clearing out my office a while back I found them , but unfortunately dumped them. i might make some more as we are now doing a lot of J/B and there is a wealth of info on the net and **** suppliers of components that were not there when I carved my first lot with my trusty swiss army Laughing
How are you rigging the wire for hooks etc. ?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good man Melanzyk if your not fishing ur either thinking about it or making lures. lol .

Pat, Cool pic's, i've never seen anything like it .... I dont understand why people dont heed the warnings ... the ice breaking underneath you is the stuff of nightmares!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr P.
Here is someone else who didn't heed the warnings-- Very Funny clip Laughing Laughing Laughing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVlZBEneQyg
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha brilliant!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the Inny was covered in ice !!
Link to Inny angling site
http://www.innyangling.net/December10.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a drive around mullingar today, lower end of deravarrag looks fine
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting excited already- if this mild spell continues,we might be out by the weekend Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates on these waters- hearing mixed reports

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Hoping to get out one of these days. Any info on conditions ( frozen etc.) of midland lakes appreciated. Ennel, Derravaragh, Lene
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