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Welcome to Tie of the Month
This months Theme: I just can't decide!!
From one extreme to the other.
Last months theme was quite specific and I'm sure there was a bit of head scratching and good natured moaning about the ineptitude of the organiser for making life so hard, especially for the first event of the year! This month therefore I've decided to go to the other extreme and make life difficult by giving you a very wide choice of fly patterns, almost unlimited in fact and not just once, but twice by combining a couple of ideas. That may prove to generate even more head scratching than last month and so have fun
We often talk about whether rivers are mostly known for grilse or salmon and if there is a sea trout run, are they known as sea trout rivers with a few salmon or salmon rivers with a few sea trout? There are then those days, especially if we are up in the pre-dawn of a misty morning or fishing into dusk during the warmer months when the river is running fresh and cool but a wee bit on the low side. Those times when it feels like the pools may offer the opportunity for a few sea trout but far less chance of some silver. What do I do? Do I forgo the chance of a salmon and target their smaller cousins, do I stay focused and just go for the salmon, do I select a fly that may tempt both or perhaps add a dropper for the sea trout and so hedge my bets. Choices, choices!!
Well for this month I have made some of that choice for you. We are going to fish a point fly for the salmon and add a dropper for the sea trout. How hard can it be? Your choice is the harder one, which two flies do you put your faith in and which two would appeal for most rivers and the intriguing pools within them. That part is down to you. Good luck!
- You must tie two flies for this month, one recognised as mainly targetting salmon, the other for sea-trout which should be suitable for the dropper.
- Rule two still applies and so both flies must be shown together in the one photo
- The final bit of guidance, there is no further guidance...you may now open your fly pattern books!