Took a few hours out from work this morning and headed off to my lakes before the rains arrive. Started fishing at 8am and after tying on a black tadpole pattern. Second cast I was into a good rainbow. The fish had been feasting on small, black,pond snails as on inspection the stomach was full. Within 2 hours I’d caught 4 rainbows. The biggest (pictured) was 5lbs. It pays to try different flies as the seasons and conditions change. Like the fish, we have to adapt to keep feeding and catching. I know the Tadpole fly is nothing like a snail except for the colour black but that can make all the difference. Who knows, maybe nextime green or bright pink ????
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A savage take
We had a good morning at chalk springs,Anita caught our first trout,2lb5!Later on I caught one at 2lb4,not long before packing up another at2lb.Thanks for your tuition and getting us started,we are both very much enjoying ourselves!Attached,photos’ of our morning.
Great news. Well done to you and Anita and thanks for the photos.
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No wonder this fish pulled so hard. Check out the tail fin. This rainbow took a red midge on the drop. Smack in the scissors so luckily well hooked. Also Christened my new SKB, Pitsford Pirate fly line. Must admit, so far very impressed with the line which shoots really nicely.
I am definitely not a techie but I love modern materials and tackle. I remember the old beautifully hand crafted split cane rods. Then came glass fibre in it’s many colours. They were our pride and joy but I must admit you cannot ignore the performance and feel of the today’s carbon rods. At a fraction of the weight, even the multi section travel rods have really come on too and make up the majority of my armory. For instance check out the pics from last night’ powerfull Rainbow, testing my Daiwa Lexa, 4 piece, 5 eight to the max.