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Saturday, 2 October 2010

The last few weeks...

It's been a busy few weeks for me, but thankfully i have managed to wet a fly here and there. I had what i suspect to be the last of the warm summer sport form the river with the 5wt, taking the usual Chub, Perch and Roach, plus a spending a long weekend in Cornwall fishing with my good friend Chris...

We had a terrific time enjoying plenty of Pollack and Mackerel on the fly plus some Wrasse on the spinning gear, the weather could've been better what with the northerly wind flattening the sea and making it rather chilly in the tent at night, but the lack of any Bass was the only disappointment...

We did take most our fish on the fly at dawn or dusk, as the light changes. We tried a few patterns but the one that seemed to minimise missed takes was a gurgler that I've modified with a trailing hook tied in with a stiff mono link, this reduces the number of fish "nipping" at the tail and missing the main hook. Of course if a larger fish took the fly it would more often than not be hooked on the main hook, but the "sting in the tail" took a great many fish...



It's done a fair amount of raining here the past couple of days, so there's not much point in heading to the river this weekend, no doubt it's up, brown and angry! It's always a shame at this time of year, I'll miss the warm early mornings and taking fish off the top but look forward to a few titanic battles with Pike on the 8wt plus some grayling from the stream on cane.

Doesn't sound so bad does it?...


Cheers,


Graham

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