Is that looking up river with Mcd’s on the left?phew...dunnit
Well Its been an unusual year but when we have been able to get out the fish has been good. Here is a short video of some of the days I've had this year.I'm not expecting any awards for the quality
I enjoyed that Bob, I particularly like the way you got rid of those two dogs....masterfulJust when you thought it was safe to back on the forum. M&F productions brings you social distancing fishing on the river 2. Another river. Unlike other squeals this one is as good or bad as the first one
Yes I've been at a loose end the last few days. But at least I now know how to edit videos badly
Back on the river today, the grayling were a smaller stamp but ended with 18 to pale pink beaded nymphs with hares ear body, fished with a rio nymphing line as I thought it would be more visible than the FL and rio bi coloured indicator, it meant I could fish up to just after 4pm on a tree lined river, it’s my usual approach on the smaller rivers with a shorter rod but worked well with the 10ft I used today.
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Well done on getting out on a day like today. What with one thing and another I've not been out on the river since OctoberNow they've taken the Welsh Guards off the border, decided to go over to the river to try out my new rod.
Cold, damp day, but at least got onto the river bank.
Mixed fortunes: started with getting into complete tangle before getting in to the water, sorted that out, then caught reel on a twig and felt sharp stab as dropper fly bit into finger, enough force to break the nylon and cause bleeding. So rod handle has blood on before even wet. Got into the water, and good grayling on in just second cast. Thought this was going to be a wonder day, however nothing then for next hour or so. As water still a bit high for me, decided to stay on flatter, easy wading, pools, rather than my favourite. After a short hike, another poll and a lovely oos brown, would have been chuffed in summer. Then back to first pool, nothing doing, another quiet hour. Very surprising. I knew that top of water would not work, but as idea was to try the rod, put on a spider rig I had ready. First cast, a small grayling, had to laugh to myself, although the fish had the Stewart's Spider right down the throat so had to cut the nylon and leave the fly in. Hope it's OK still. Only a few more casts and tried rod on upstream dries, happy with the action.
So, a mixed day - no fish when would normally expect something, and fish when I would not expect.
At least satisfied with the rod.