Started using twitter a lot more these days, not for shameless self promotion, more to try and get engaged in the UK and worldwide fly fishing and general angling community. After a year and a half in the north I thought it may be useful to try and connect with more like minded fly fishers, and twitter seems like a decent place considering the about of people/tweeters I've found!
So, if you want to hear about my fly fishing experiences in less than 150 characters, follow me here and I'll follow you back.
Anyway, back to the real reason for this post. Had my best day all season so far last weekend with nine fish in the net including this beaut below
A little too big for my 11" net and I reckon it was around 12-14", this picture doesn't do it justice. Yeh, yeh, yeh I hear you say but honestly it doesn't! Its kinda wrapped around my hand, didn't want to mess around too long trying to take pictures so its a one shot attempt with my phone. Fell to a nymph pattern I tied using V-rib tubing in olive tied around the hook shank, with hares ear and a black tungsten head. Took me by surprise at he was right close to a gap in the bank, thought I was hooked into the bank until he started thrashing! Just middle left of this photo below is where he was sitting, about 3 metres in front of the large bubbles.
Had some interesting action on the dry fly, got one on a CDC emerger.
There was no surface action so I guess they were taking either very
small terrestrials or nymphs close to the surface. Also managed one on a
sherry spinner without a spinner in sight!
Doesn't look like I'll be out for a couple of weeks though, got a day at the cricket then olympic tickets so optimistically I'm thinking the 12th August.
Tight lines to all, and look me up on twitter if you're bored!