Managing Committee river walk today – we walked from Lower Bockhampton along the river to Gascoyne Bridge. The River was in excellent condition throughout and a grannom was spotted on the return journey.
Thanks to Vicky for the soup.
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The campers at Giffords Pool have moved on and the area has been tidied up by the council & the Police. Lets hope the campers don’t rush back and blot the English country side again!
The River Wrackle is full of water and will fish well during the first few months of the season.
I stopped on the by-pass bridge at Whitfield this afternoon and spotted my first grannom of the season 🙂
The attached are wooden scoop nets that I make and I would be interested if any of your members would be interested in buying them. The idea started as a retirement gift for a friend and as I enjoy carpentry the idea grew. They are entirely hand made from steamed beech with an oak insert (variously stained and finished with Danish Oil) and unlike others on the market are not laminate: I have successfully landed trout to 5lb in mine.
The cost would be £30 incl p&p.
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Another very wet Sunday and a few ideas for your fly box.
First on my list is of course the GRHE, these are excellent and can be used to represent the early hatching olives.
Then a few grannom patterns will be needed for the end of April when the hatches are at there best. The first pattern is made from CDC and I use the Marc Petitjean Magic Tool to produce these wonderful little flies. Demonstration of the Tool
Off course the simpler Elk Hair Caddis will work just as well; this one I have used a CDC feather for the body.
If the trout are concentrating on the nymph or the emerging fly, then this size 20 gold head will be ideal and will fish just below the surface.