Monday, 17 May 2010

Fishin n a Curry Later

It's nice to be out again fishing with friends.
The occasion was special because it was a
kind of angling stag party for Mike.
We found ourselves on a new bit of water
and it looked great!
From the moment I saw the first glide and pool,
the way to fish it screamed out at me! The odd large
fly flew and skipped across the river.
I did not rush, just took in the surroundings watched
the water a little and planned my attack.

I put a large silver bead head PTN on the tip
and on the dropper a F-fly. It may seem a strange
combination but it brings me a lot of fish when fishing
down and across. The F-fly is fished wet, in broken
water like the one that faced me I think it covers a lot
of the fishes natural food drowned, emerging ect.
I think, or it may just because I use it a lot that
the F-fly is one of the best all round flies.
Number one it's very easy to tie, not that I'm
lazy (although the Mrs may not agree) but if
you are fishing under trees, or likely to lose
a few on the cast a simple pattern that's quick
off the vice is a luxury. Not just simple but
deadly, fished dry it never seems to deny
me a take from a rising fish.
If you can't tell I'm a fan!!

I had a few fish small Parr and a half decent
Brownie. Mike had a few bangs but I was sure
a spidery kind of pattern would bring him a fish.
He tied one on and moments later he was into
a string of small trout.

I lost one good fish and moved to the next
bit of decent water. A few fish rose and I
whipped off the dropper and point placing
the dropper on the point.
I had some great sport over the next hour
or so the best being a good brownie (above).
I even took a little Sea Trout off the top.
I decided to have another cast in the first pool.
I'm sure some big fish lie in wait, another angler
was just leaving so I decided to give it a go a bit
deeper Phil had taken a out of season Grayling
earlier and I finished the day with another.
A great day followed by a funny night........
a few pictures to follow!!


kcon93 said...

Nice brownies.

phil-k said...

As usual you showed your expertise on the rivers.

I am hoping a bit of it will rub off on me one day.!!

I can see us sticking to running waters from now until october when it gets too cold to wade.

Very nice curry afterwards too and we had a good laugh. : )


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