I took my neighbour (Romain) for a lesson today. Sometimes from the off, you get a feeling about a person and then you have to wait to see what happens next?
Romain was a complete novice to any type angling. Then after the 3 hour lesson, he turned it all around to someone (I feel) able to take himself off fly fishing with a basic understanding of the tackle, the over head and roll cast, knot tying and what ever I could throw at him in this short space of time.
Mastering the cast.
Great day out on Saturday with the lads from the http://www.sussexflydressers.org.uk
A blustery day made it difficult seeing the crafty takes on the fly. However we did manage to connect with some cracking fish.
Cracking Sunday morning, surface action on dry Daddies. Nothing happened at for the first 2 hours and was running out of clues to which fly to try next. I assumed as fish were not rising they must be deep and fished away with sunk flies. Sitting having a coffee and a think about leaving, a fish rose, then another. The water suddenly came alive although no visible hatch was going on. Looking through my box of dry flies I chose a big bushy Daddy. First cast. Wallop! A nice rainbow. Then 2 more and finished with a cracking brownie. Lesson learnt. Don’t keep flogging the water just sit, wait and watch.
Thanks for the photos and the YouTube videos, which will be very useful.
Also for everything yesterday, I really enjoyed it and look forward to maybe having a go on the water next week.
I met Howie on the Adur for the first time today. I am somewhat of a novice and Howie’s instruction and demonstration was first rate, very patient and lots of encouragement. Amazing what you can pack into three hours, time flew by and finished with time on the Adur Bass hunting. I definitely walked away a more competent caster than I arrived and look forward to putting everything in to practice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Howie to anyone who needs instruction.
Wow! Thanks allot Adrian.
Tight Lines Howie
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 ????
Tight Lines Howie
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.
Double tight lines Howie