|the somerset angler||
Just a brief word to let you know i'm still in the land of the living. So far this season i have managed two trips to Sutton Bingham reservoir, and one visit to the syndicate water (R. Yarty.)
The S.B. visits resulted in 3 fish per visit, and the river trip 2 small "Brownies".
It was nice to get out fishing after a long spell of inactivity, but it was a bit of a struggle on the river due to being still rather weak and wobbly.
Now, the rain, wind and cold weather has returned to make things just that little bit more awkward when on the river.
Also, there has been some bank clearing done on the river recently, it's opened up a couple of nice pools and runs, (hopefully should now avoid trying to land the trees.)
Awaiting now for the weather to improve to be able to get out again.
Tail............Pink Krystal Flash
Bead...........Gold......to suit hook size
Tie a little dubbing between bead and hackle
One for the Grayling?
these are some "Braided" flies i have been using with some success, the body and hackles etc are all tied in at the head of the fly.
Just a little tweet to let you know i'm still in the land of the living.
Had a day at Dever Springs on Thursday 26th November, had a struggle with road works at Stonehenge, (road coned of, no workmen in sight!) finally arrived to be greeted by anglers all round first lake, and quite a few on second.
not to be put off went and paid my money, tackled up, and started fishing.
To say it was cold is putting mildly, and not a touch for about an hour, a change of fly to a size 16 Orange Braid fly did the trick, first trout 8¾ lbs, a bit later and no.2 parts company after a short fight, and then no.3 decides to let go! by this time i'm really cold and the thought of getting past Stonehenge again makes my mind-up to leave.
Another little idea i had.
Tail/Body....Lime Green Krystal Flash
Tail and body tied in as one, easy fly to tie.
Just when i thought i might be able to start fishing again, along comes Corona Virus followed by lockdown. Its trying times for all of us, but, we now have time to fill up our fly boxes, get our equipment into shape, also there are online sites where we can order fly fishing gear, so it is not all doom and gloom.
I think i have managed to tie enough flies to last me for a good few years to come, and i still keep tying more! all the reels have been cleaned and oiled, rods have been cleaned and checked.
Something i have been working on, hollow bodied fly, (sorry picture's not very good) body is strip of Latex glove wound round a Bobbin needle, then heated (carefully!) to amalgamate turns, remove, thread doubled piece of 3lb nylon through body, put Red holo tinsel in loop, and pull into body, next insert three Pheasant herls into body, seal with a dab of "Hard-as-Nails" then tie in as detached body fly etc.
Have fun if you try this, and good luck.
Couple of Nymphs on Jig Hooks, #16's, Tying as follows :- Hook......Jig#16. Tail.....Krystal Flash, Body.....Browny Red Dubbing ( it said Tup's on Pack! ) Hackle.....Brown Hen, Bead.....3mm Black tungsten. really easy and simple to tie.