Enjoyed my first day out on the River Wharfe in Buckden yesterday, but with no success (unless you count a lovely walk in the sun surrounded by snow and hills a success, which I do). But it did give me a chance to finally use my new Orvis Helios and CFO reel purchased in the off season. It wasn't money wasted, but I am hoping they last a long time, they cost enough!
The river was very low and very very clear, and during the whole day I saw three fish rise, and saw three small fish a few feet away who were not interesting in any of my offerings! Took the chance to turn over a few rocks as the fishing was not hot, and got some good fly tying inspiration, saw a lot of PTN style nymphs and one stonefly nymph (I think...). Anyways, that's about all for now, working shifts so have lots of weekdays off to spend in the Dales, and also read about a decent scheme of fishing passports where you purchase tokens to use as day tickets in smaller becks. Seems like a good idea, found here: www.theriverstrust.org/passport/ribble (remove ribble for other schemes in the UK).