A Day Of Firsts

A call from Colin asking if I could show him river fishing techniques, he had fished in stillwaters for a while but never on the river, so after meeting up and going over the basics we started fishing, as there wasn’t much moving on the surface I set Colin up with nymphs, Colin hadn’t fished with more than one fly, so seemed a little concerned he would get all tangled up, I explained that the method I was going to show him was very easy and usually you shouldn’t get in a mess, quick demo and Colin was a way, to start reaction time was a little slow, once he had hooked his fish things clicked and he was catching some nice trout, a little later in the day fish started to rise so we decided to change tactics and go on the dry, I showed Colin up stream, across the stream and down stream dry fly fishing techniques, there wasn’t a major amount of fish rising but they did seem to like the sedge pattern I had put on for him, they were coming up from nowhere, a few small grayling to start then some very nice trout, one in particular which we saw come up and take it a lovely head a tail rise, I think Colin was now hooked on the dries, Colin also told me it was his first time on a river, his first grayling, his first river trout and his first fish on a dry not dad for one day.


About andrewcartwright123

I'm a fly fishing Guide, guiding In all areas of south, mid and north Wales we cover all... areas, I'm also a registered and licensed fly and registered casting instructor so can help you out with any of you casting problems. View all posts by andrewcartwright123

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