Well my gear is ready for a session the morn.The river is dropping after a small lift yesterday and i think the water temps should be higher than normal for this time of year with all of this mild weather and no snow melt going in.
Any fish that are in should be in more of a taking mood with these conditions.
Just touching on farm waste in the river again. I didn't want to bump the 2019 thread.
This is part of what accumulated on a short stretch of the Wear at Harperley. the vast majority of it farm waste, all dug out by hand.
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Well, I had a look out...
On the negative side, I saw nothing, caught nothing and was casting like a clown
On the positive side... I found a rapala worth £15
Spinning isn't really on the cards because I'm not really trying to catch a salmon as a priority. I only picked a double handed rod up for the first time last back end. The real aim is to try and get reasonable at the single and double spey before the season proper gets underway.
Also, the truth is, I'm not really focused on salmon, my real passion is seatrout fishing so my season proper will begin after the first spring tide in May.
I'm really contemplating some lessons. I seem to be able to get each stage of the cast right but am struggling to put them all together ?
For example, the double spey... Get the lift right, fly lands in the right place with the rod ending straight upstream and nice low. Get the setup correct and have a nice d loop and then fail spectacularly on the forward cast ?
Seems to be any two of the three stages but not all three at once. Usually it's the forward cast that goes tits up.
Never mind, practice, practice and more practice I guess.