Just back from the Loddon as had the choice of fishing today or tomorrow, and given today had a nice light breeze and although bright, was generally cloudy I chose today, and yup I was happy I chose today.
I'm not the greatest dry fly fisherman, given I'm usually a klink and dink pleb but certainly got lucky today with a fantastic hatch of small dark olives, matched vaguely to size with a #16 parachute adams.
After a good but slowish start the hatch started at about 1pm and the fish were seriously on them. Slightly surprising given it was only 13c. It almost got to the stage at times where I was surprised not to catch when landing the fly where you thought there would be a fish or had been a rising fish.
29 fish to hand, certainly was a day of more than one red letter.
I also think I have found my new match made in heaven set up, some of you may recognise the reel (thanks G), and the rod is a Campanella 7'8" #4, which weighs less than 1.5oz. Stunningly well-matched lightweight outfit, and an absolute joy to use.View attachment 39188View attachment 39189
Great stuff Alex
I guess you were at Keepers today?