Tuesday, 26 March 2013

So close, but it feels so far.

It is bitter out there. A North Easterley wind really makes any chance of a decent hatch unlikely, so cancelling planned trips to the Usk seemed the best option. The season starts on the 1st of April on my local rivers and I am hoping for a lift in the air temperatures to encourage a few olives to hatch and for the fish to start looking up. The rivers look good; but they are cold.

The fly boxes are getting there too. The Box of CDC dries is spilling into the reserve boxes now. Some tried and trusted patterns and some new ideas to try out on the hungry, spring trout.

CDC flies in the magnetic box
I have also been playing with some Mayfly imitations too for the coming season... well we can dream:

A USD Mayfly Dun imitation - Partridge Klinkhamer hook


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