|My companion hanging on to a 2lb rainbow with his one weight.......|
I had a trip to the Derwent courtesy of nearly my last guest ticket , as I arrived I met a friend who I have fished with quite a few times and we decided we would fish together . Now its a strange thing about fishing with people . I wouldnt say I am unsociable but generally I like to fish alone. Often when taking guests we fish apart and meet up at intervals. But I have to say this fishing together and enjoying the banter is growing on me I must be getting old. Besides I always end up learning something.
|After a lifetime of company cars this is my first car ideal fishing companion....|
I had a trip to the Ure when the river was desperately low , it was a devilishly hard day of bright sunshine bare bones and few rising fish, a single big rainbow a hangover from last years mass escape head and tailed my fly in some faster water . I felt almost guilty killing it but these things have no place in our rivers. A couple of small trout and a good few salmon parr made up the rest of the catch it was a really hard day. A 3 wt line and 16ft leader with size 18 f fly was worked on the day.
I had a trip to the Rye on a breezy day to target a few grayling on dries and found the fish taking tiny terrestrials below the trees and bushes having tried everything I had I even had to butcher a few flies to fashion a few tiny size 18 and 20 black jobs basically a hook with a bit of dubbing that would sit in the film.
|probably the last brownie I will catch on a dry this year|
|Lets hope for lots more of these,,,,|
The Grayling obliged with beautiful boiling rise and the trout just sipped the fly making it sink with barely a disturbance. I really must tie some SBJs ( small black jobs ) this winter right down to size 24 or so... For occasions like that.