First Trout of the Year…

Yea, so it was caught on a woolly bugger; however it was snowing intermittently all day and the chances of catching anything on a dry fly was utterly remote. Oh sure, I could have used nymphs but I wanted to see what would grab one of my new olive streamers ā€“ it turned out this pretty thin looking wild brown trout.

Quite an interesting take actually, I was dead drifting the streamer through some faster water and felt the thump thump thump of the take ā€“ then it was gone ā€“ and then back again and this time it was hooked. Looking forward to more Streamer action as the weather improves. I used a 5 weight floater with a sink tip this helped get the fly nice and deep into the holes.

7 comments

  1. Nice fish, though you really need to work on your posts a bit.

    Admitting that the fish pretty much hooked itself is a violation of the Fly Fishermen’s Writer’s Code, which stipulates that every fish comes as a result of Extraordinary Skill, a Predator’s Instinct, and at Huge Personal Sacrifice.

    In other words, you waded dangerously deep, made a heroic cast, and set the hook when you felt the tiniest of taps.

  2. haha, what about saying the hook was size 22 and the landing net is three foot wide, just to add a bit of scale to the photo

    I’ve been hearing a fair bit about sinking tips, they seem to be cropping up all over the place. Your post is the first one i’ve seen with using it with a lure though. Have you a preference for make of? i think i’ll have a bash at them this year.

  3. Point taken Tom – I take it as fact that all my readers are aware that I constantly wade deep, make heroic casts and attract trout with my inner Karma….

    I am modest as well šŸ™‚

  4. hi alistair hows u been keep well ma fishing has been going good at the river nothing big just a couple of wee ones .went to carbeith and got 2 4lb rainbow trout but that not real fishing lol i can fly fish know yeha and cant watie to get a days fly fishing in :L:L:L:L:L

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