Out and About
The weather recently has been pretty benign and fishing activity, whether by us or others, seems to have been very successful, with reports of good catches from both small stillwaters and the big reservoirs. With luck, this current phase – without it becoming seriously cold – could last for a few more weeks yet so do get out and make the most of the cool, clear water and hungry fish!
On the bigger tides a couple of weeks ago I had an excellent bass session with nearly 20 fish, 3 of them over 50cms, all on Oz’s Euro Bass Clouser, fished on an intermediate line. Make the most of these fish now because most of them will soon be moving into deeper water away from the coastline where we can reach them.
The salmon season is either over or very quickly drawing to a close for most of us but we were delighted to hear that William Shaw’s love for our Blue Flash Cascade continued until he put his rod away for the year with that fly accounting for all but one of a number of fish he took on his last trip of the season. Another nice message from regular customer James B covered the super value gems to be found in our Bin Ends section, with the comment 'thank you again! The Gaula Thunder seems to be lethal this season.'
Although we haven’t yet been out chasing grayling we know from our fly sales that lots of you are, so don’t miss out on this hugely popular part of the fly fishing scene and tight lines when you do!
Finally, whilst - like all the rest of us - Pro Team member Matt Harris wasn’t able to travel to his usual exotic fishing locations he discovered a new (for him) and exciting aspect of fly fishing here in the British Isles. He is now besotted by big pike and, as you can see from the toothy beast below, seems to be getting the hang of it. Next year we're going to try to get him on to bass!