Yesterday was roasting hot and last night was warm. It was so hot that I thought I was going to blank at one point. As it was I managed a nice plump trout from a tiny bit of pocket water. It was beautifully spotted, hundreds of them tightly packed along its body. Not the typical Kelvin trout I thought. I never got a picture as by the time I got my camera out I just felt it was that little bit too long, then it jerked and was in the water.
I must have covered the trout around 20 times before it took the fly. When it did, it took it aggressively. Whilst I was fishing I heard different guys on the road near me who were obviously worse for wear after watching the football. Here is a selection of what I heardâ€¦
â€œI have NEVER seen anyone catch a fish out of the Kelvinâ€
â€œLook at that fanny, thinks he will catch a fishâ€¦..hey mate you are a fannyâ€
â€œYouâ€™ll catch nothing but sunstrokeâ€ (note: it was 11pm)
Made that trout all the sweeter!
Fancy a fish coffin anyone ?
Tom Chandler over at Trout Underground dug this one up, pretty interesting !
The Underground Fly Fish Blog Â» Friday News Follies at the Undergroundâ€¦
Hot, very hotâ€¦.not the fishing but the temperature. Some trout rising, didnâ€™t have a clue what to. At this little spot there was around 4 trout going at it like crazy.
What the hell, they refused everything I tried. Additionally there was the insult of sipping flies around my artificial. Eventually I took a couple of trout on a tiny olive parachute.
Like I sayâ€¦.Hot Hot Hot !
You know, this just happens to be the longest running personal blog dedicated to fly fishing on the net. I remember when I started this I had a good hunt around and could not find any others. I mean, others spoke about fishing but also had a fair chunk of other stuff as well. Since I have started this blog I have had a fair few emails from people who have started up their own blogs because of the rubbish….. nonsense and occasionally the highly skilled advice that I give (generally that I have gained from other people).
So anyway, every now and then I check my links just to make sure people are still linking and to see if anyone new is linking to me and came up with this little blog. It is a guy in Wales called Gareth Lewis who takes some nice pictures and sometimes even falls in his river. A guy I would like to fish with!
Check it out! Fly Fishing in South Wales
Another fantastic book from the bamboo maestro himself:
A popular sportswriter returns to his first love, fly fishing, in this wryly crafted reflection on friendship, getting skunked, and other musings sketched against the backdrop of the Colorado foothills and British Columbia. Reprint.
The Synopsis is pretty poor, good fishing book with great stories, some of his books are kinda hit or miss first time around….this one is a hit!
So this evening was just one of those times it just didnâ€™t happen. I walked for a good while and fished some pools I ordinarily just walk by. No trout rising, little fly life and a high temp. The water quality was ok, maybe a little murky but nothing that should have put the trout down. Strange!