Friday, 23 March 2012


Taken on Pitsford opening day, hope the rivers will be able to stand all the drought order pumping?

First time fly fisher

Took Adam a friends son fishing for Barbel just before the rivers closed. I have said I will take him trout fishing so I thought I would put some fly kit in for him to practice with.
Now for someone who's never cast a fly before he was soon getting the hang of it. He only hooked the bank behind once and it was a few feet above our heads!
I turned my back for a few seconds and he caught this jack pike. Think he might be hooked on fluff chucking now. I have given him an old fibatube rod and a speedex reel to get him started. Love the speedex reel why are they not still made?
We were using German made Authanic wire which is more like a braid. Brilliant stuff, soft supple and won't kink. Also knots very well.
I think if every angler encouraged one youngster a year the future of our sport would be much safer....