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Welcome to Wildflies.com, and i hope you enjoy the site!

Everything here is my own, the words, images and video, all taken by myself whilst out fishing or spending time in wild places, which is what it's all about in my view! Get out there and enjoy it, or grab a cup of tea, sit down and i'll go for you!...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Brownie bonanza...

Second week into the Trout season and still the fish keep coming, i really cant remember such a good start, who'd have thought it given our rivers low and slow conditions?!

First an afternoon on the local stream a couple of days ago, it was a bright morning that drew Adam and myself to the water, which quickly turned cold and blustery as soon as we got out of the car! We waded a long way prospecting before a fish was found, and what a fish it was! We fished the whole stretch with Adam taking a couple of small fish and myself only contacting a couple of Dace, nice to see them on the stream though...


Release video

I managed to get out once again today, on arriving it was all blue skies and fluffy white clouds, once I'd walked to the entry point it started raining which left me cowering under a bridge for 20mins or so, but eventually the dark skies gave way and i was able to venture from my troll like shelter. The wind was strong and made casting light Nymphs and dries tricky between the many trees and brambles, and soon fish came my way, Baetis Nymphs and Olive emergers took most but i finished with a good fish on a tiny midge, i slung a short video together with some stills as well as a little footage, i hope you enjoy...


Video

Rain is forecast for the rest of the week, and while I'm a little miffed due to having the week off work i know we need it so it's all good, plus I'm sure I've had more than my fortnightly quota of trout, it's only fair!

So i may be tying flies, I'll post some pics of a few in the next few days...

Cheers,


Graham

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter...

Just a quick one(told you I'd post more often), ventured out with Adam for a couple of hours this afternoon, it started of really quite nicely, warm with sunny spells that soon turned into dark clouds and a biting wind. Someone flicked the switch and the fish disappeared, cowering in preparation for tomorrows weather no doubt, but we did manage a few between us, i took a short clip of my best fish going back, click on the word video below, another out sized example for such a small stream...

VIDEO

The weather's not looking great for fishing in the next few days, although we cant complain now can we? Enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend and hopefully it wont be too long before i can get out again!

Cheers,


Graham

Robert Zimmerman....

....Better known as Bob Dylan sang "the times, they are a changin'", and while this applies to many things on this planet at the moment it's the fishing I'm talking about!

The 8wt has been cleaned and put away in a dark corner, no more toothy Pike, it's awaiting sea temperatures to rise a little more and bring numbers of silvery, spikey Bass within casting distance...

It's all about spots now, some of my favourite ones that I've not seen since autumn and of course the red and black ones found on Brown trout. The last week of march was a scorcher, records broken more than once for different parts of the country and the rivers and streams looking more and more a shadow of their usual "full and flowing" state for this time of year, more "fragile and frail"......

ANYWAY, I've fished 4 times since the start of the season, opening day on a stream a little further afield but a big favourite and the local stream since then, 15mins down the road, perfect for an after work "cleanse"....

Opening day was tough but eventually Adam and i starting getting back into the swing of things, tiny nymphs and short cane rods are quite a departure after months of chucking budgies on the 8wt! Tight loops between trees were not instantly available but came after losing a few lovingly tied "deadlies" to hungry boughs, and by the end of the day we'd taken a dozen or so, ,ore than enough to kick things off!

The local "dribble" has been a real surprise this last week, not lots of fish caught but fish of a really good average size, and some way beyond! We started taking fish on tiny midge patterns and the odd ascending Grannom but now the fish are taking all stages of Grannom plus midge, Baetis nymphs and olive duns, it's all go!...

So here's a few pictures to get things up to date, starting with a couple of trips, one before and one on March 14th, by this time i'd got fed up with the Pike and had Perch on the brain, which were huge fun on the 7ft glass rod(plus the odd small Pike). Then the Trout took over...

















This one will take some beating on the local stream!....





Another surprise...........


So there we are, a long overdue update, i promise to pull my finger out and up the frequency of posts this year, you how it is;)

Oh and before i forget here's a link for a short vid of a fish going back from last night, i recently bought a Gopro camera after flogging much stuff on eBay and making a few quid. I must admit to being a little disappointed with the focus underwater but after a team modding session yesterday I'm much more comfortable with the quality, this is 720p at 60fps, I'm sure it'll be used a fair amount this year and looking forward to it....

Cheers,


Graham

Thanks to my brother Adam(Rawson&perrin) for many of the above photos, and the rod that tamed all of the Trout!