Saturday, 30 January 2010

Deep pools, big fish, small flies

There are a numnber of small rivers and stream which are very local to my home and work. In fact, I am lucky enough to be able to be on the river within a few minutes drive and a shortish walk. Therefore, I have become very fond of certain pools and runs and it's always nice to see how they change each year, after the flood waters have pushed through: A new bar of gravel exposed or a deeper hol formed. They even change with the seasons. A few parts of the rivers are deep - too deep to wade and they hold some really good fish. Therefore, a few extra patterns are being added this year to the box.

Often limited on hook size by regulations, big streamers or bugs are often no use. So I have tied some heavy streamer style flies - but in a #14 hook. Should be fun to try:

Hook: Partridge BIN #14
Thread: Hends Grall, dark olive
Tail: Downy fibres from Coq de Leon feather - tied around the hook
Wing: Olive Zelon
Ballast: Dumbell eyes
Thorax: Hare, tied in split thread



Lou DiGena said...

Nice pattern. Looks like a good Sculpin imitation.

Dave Wiltshire said...

Thanks: should be fin to swim ;)