Sunday, 7 February 2010

Spot The Fish

Spent an afternoon on the upper river.
Conditions may of been hard but the
hope of a fish or two was high.
I set up with two little nymphs suspended
under a dry. The way I have been intending
to fish for a while is to go small. So the little 1.5
tungsten headed PTN's tied on a SLD 18's
was I hoped going to do the trick. The dry
was a sort of Klink with a large foam post,
I had also tied a small loop of mono on to the
fly and it fished a treat. Well what I mean is
it floated and cast well!! the fish paid little

I was busy with this trio while Rob was
doing the same but with just a duo.
We fished the first run hard and it
looked good water but not a touch.
After wading across and almost not
making it I decided to fish a little Red
Tag tungsten head nymph, again tied
on a Partridge SLD only slightly bigger
on a 16's. This was teamed up with the
same fly with a yellow tag my little plays
on very traditional Grayling flies. It did
the trick half way down the pool the line
tightened into a fish and we were both glad
to see a sign of life.
The fishing was hard so we moved down stream
to a area we have had success before. I fished
a team of nymphs Czech style without a touch
in several pools with very good water.
What I did see was two Goosander and a few
Comorants. This seems to be very common
and the Grayling, Dace and other fish also
are just not in the same numbers. It's very

1 comment:

Steve Dobson said...

Hello Tony,
Nice post. Isn't it always fun to explore new water? I thought you were buried in snow this winter but those photos look a bit cold at worst but not very white. We got socked in yesterday by a nasty snow storm. Plus 4 degrees today and melting fast.


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