kenzlerMember24th March 2013 at 8:13 pmPost count: 36
Well what a day, cold would not be enough
I was going to help out today clearing the river etc but it was called off.
However cold it was I wasn’t going to sit around the house so checked river levels and was surprised how fast the Sirhowy drops.
Decided to give it a try and took the nymphing gear with me because I didn’t think I would see much dry action.
Dropped on to the bank and it was white with Ice. Must admit it looked lovely.
I didn’t expect much if im honest but wanted to explore a little further upstream.
Moving upstream I worked my way through the faster runs. Not deep or fast enough elsewhere.
The wind was cutting through the valley down stream which pushed my indicator into a bow shape so had to time everything right.
To sum it up it was a hard days fishing but so glad I went out. Everything froze from the rod tip down to the reel, my waders looked like snow lol
Landed two lovely trout, biggest ever on this river, it fought like a tank
enjoy the pics all.
daveyhMember25th March 2013 at 10:45 amPost count: 57
Well done! You are a braver man than me!jay geeParticipant25th March 2013 at 10:55 amPost count: 36
Me? I sat in all day tying some flies and dreaming of some nicer weather. Bigsweir today, but washed off,again!kenzlerMember25th March 2013 at 6:31 pmPost count: 36
It was as cold as December in the Rhymney but worth it
Bad news on Bigsweir mate
I need to make the most nymphing as I’m all over the place with the Dryfly
I will crack it this summer thoughkenzlerMember6th April 2013 at 12:38 amPost count: 36
Last week I took a look at beat 4 which had some promise but it wasn’t for me if I’m honest.
Today I went back to beat 3 (half way start point) and found fly life was good at 3:30 pm. Funny though as no surface activity so opted for the French leader.
Managed two fish. Lost the one at the net but he was very small and managed this stunner
kenzlerMember6th April 2013 at 6:42 pmPost count: 36
Fished Ty Mawr just after mid day.
Busy place but expected with such nice weather
I’m terrible with names, Im sorry to those I met and thank you to the man who gifted me a fly
I will get the names sorted soon I promise
No luck for me but other were lucky to catch.
Fish were taking off the top or what I thought was just under but I tried 4 different flies with out any luck.
Frustrated more than gutted I think.
I did have a great chat with a gent who recommend a few things regarding Tippet length etc so I have something new to try next time.
For me I need to learn what type of fly is coming off etc as I didn’t have a clue apart from what I thought was a LDO.
Any advice taken please I’m only in season two and pretty new to the dry fly so I’m hoping to get plenty of practice this season.
These are what I tried
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