Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year prayer and resolutions...

Right then in the Spring I prayed for rain and we ended up with the wettest summer on record... So now I am praying for a year of good fishing , I am not greedy not after British records maybe the odd PB ....Lets see how that prayer is answered.

Resolutions well....I intend to fish more and make more of an effort for Sea trout and Salmon on  the rivers of North Yorkshire I also want to try a few rivers that I have never fished.  The Wharfe, Eden , Clyde and Annan to name a few.....Oh yes and to continue to improve my tying which can be best described as functional.


Sunday, 30 December 2012

CDC emerger...

I have been restocking fly boxes over the last few weeks.  One interesting aspect of that is by inspecting the various boxes I have it gives a pretty good review of what worked last year.  The box of mayflies and sedges   was pretty much untouched all year apart from the daddies.  The wet year meant that the crane flies had a bumper year and when the rivers were fishable the daddies did well. My  box of yorkshire spiders was virtually intact from last winter.  Whereas the small dries were largely unused apart from the tiny size 18 and 20 adams.

One box that was virtually empty was the CDC box.  F Flies and IOBO humpys were thin on the ground and my version of a CDC emerger had been completely exhausted despite tying some more misd season..  This fly has been a killer for me the last couple of seasons and seems as useful for Grayling as for Brown trout.  Tied in sizes 14 through to 18 .  It seems to be effective across the board.

Sometimes I include a light dubbing of rabbit around the root of the wing . It is a fly that has caught a very large proportion of all the fish landed by me this year.  A very simple tie but very effective .  I have recently started to reinforce the stripped herl body with UV resin .  The hooks can be the very light Varivas 2200 or my preference the Daiichi D900.  These are all tied with natural quill but of course dyed quill can be very effective...