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Couple of Snaelda types for the Usk.
Lost 2 early fish to the red variation but yellow/black has been good for me on the Usk.
Sewinfly. .........
 

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Let’s hope we can get out soon Spencer, I’ve also done quite well with a Big Red Francis in water when you would have second thoughts about spinning, but I’m in a fishing single hook mode at the moment think they hook the fish better.
 

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Any particular make you have in mind.
Was not ready last season when a fish came up and took mine,thought whay hell is my rod bouncing 😊

Spencer. ..........
 

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Couple of Snaelda types for the Usk.
Lost 2 early fish to the red variation but yellow/black has been good for me on the Usk.
Sewinfly. .........
Are you tying them on bottle tubes Spencer? They look very neat.
 

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Hi Iain

Sean Stanton 14mm flange brass bottle tubes.There's a picture on the 1st page.

Nice to tye with and a 1.8mm liner.

What beat you on Iain.

Spencer. ...........
 

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Hi Iain

Sean Stanton 14mm flange brass bottle tubes.There's a picture on the 1st page.

Nice to tye with and a 1.8mm liner.

What beat you on Iain.

Spencer. ...........
Still with ISCA. I finally feel like I’m getting to know the water although could have done without Covid stopping the learning curve last year!
Are enough still with Gwent?
 

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Well I arrived with a smile on my face to say the least.
Early morning frost greeted the soles of my boots with a fresh crisp crunch of the frost as I stepped out of the car.

The sound of the woodpecker in the woods and 2 curlews flying over the misty river meant spring is here.

River running high and gin clear but ok for a nice tube.
On went a black/yellow brass tube with a 3" wing.
Further on down after a few different pools the rod got hit savagely and really thought it was a Springer for several seconds.

But turned out to be a mended Sewin or Brown.
JJ and me thinking possibly a Sewin.Some marks on the fins maybe where spawning had taken place.
Nice and plump 2 pounds.



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Well I arrived with a smile on my face to say the least.
Early morning frost greeted the soles of my boots with a fresh crisp crunch of the frost as I stepped out of the car.

The sound of the woodpecker in the woods and 2 curlews flying over the misty river meant spring is here.

River running high and gin clear but ok for a nice tube.
On went a black/yellow brass tube with a 3" wing.
Further on down after a few different pools the rod got hit savagely and really thought it was a Springer for several seconds.

But turned out to be a mended Sewin or Brown.
JJ and me thinking possibly a Sewin.Some marks on the fins maybe where spawning had taken place.
Nice and plump 2 pounds.



Sewinfly......
that tug!!!!!!!
 

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It’s always great to get that Adrenalin surge as everything goes tight whatever is on the end. Seems to be quite a few changes in the river after this years floods. More than last year.
 

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For anyone who is interested:

Gwent Angling Society have a limited number of vacancies for New Members this year.

Two Wye beats, Wyastone Leys just above Monmouth and Broughrood between Rectory and Llanstephan
Six Usk beats for Salmon and Trout plus water on the LLynfi and Sirhowy also Talybont Reservoir for wild browns.

Full details https://gwentanglingsociety.co.uk/membership/
 

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For anyone who is interested:

Gwent Angling Society have a limited number of vacancies for New Members this year.

Two Wye beats, Wyastone Leys just above Monmouth and Broughrood between Rectory and Llanstephan
Six Usk beats for Salmon and Trout plus water on the LLynfi and Sirhowy also Talybont Reservoir for wild browns.

Full details https://gwentanglingsociety.co.uk/membership/
im sure its nice water but no OAP rates and a pretty steep joining fee have deterred me.
 

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River dropped even more now.
Still running like gin.

A quick couple of hours through some pools and that was it.

Not a fish seen or even a trout rise and no hatch.
Just the odd Olive.

No minnows seen at all in the shallows ?

Sewinfly. ..............
 

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River dropped even more now.
Still running like gin.

A quick couple of hours through some pools and that was it.

Not a fish seen or even a trout rise and no hatch.
Just the odd Olive.

No minnows seen at all in the shallows ?

Sewinfly. ..............
Spencer,

I was out today but did see a trout rising, small hatch of March browns, no salmon seen or touched. Nice to out. As you said very clear.
 

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Spencer,

I was out today but did see a trout rising, small hatch of March browns, no salmon seen or touched. Nice to out. As you said very clear.
How far up river were you or below.

We always assume there must be the odd one about some where. It always amazes me that the Wye starts first then later we have a few enter the system.Ihave bumped them off in late March and we have had springers much further up the system during March to.

I was fishing pools that were definate holding places as Iknow but if there's nothing there then you ain't going to catch.

Seen about 6 Curlews which is always nice.
Bit of bank erosion and trees come down to.

Spencer. ...........
 

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How far up river were you or below.

We always assume there must be the odd one about some where. It always amazes me that the Wye starts first then later we have a few enter the system.Ihave bumped them off in late March and we have had springers much further up the system during March to.

I was fishing pools that were definate holding places as Iknow but if there's nothing there then you ain't going to catch.

Seen about 6 Curlews which is always nice.
Bit of bank erosion and trees come down to.

Spencer. ...........
Above you, just below Chainbridge. not the best holding water but there’s always a chance. Never catch anything at home.
 

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A quick few hours through some pools and with a strong upstream wind and a chill in the air , casting was a feat in itself.
Another 2 pound plus fish took a liken to my new salmon flies.
Hit it hard to and was dancing all over the pool like a Sewin.
Those intial few seconds Ooohhh what is it.

Maybe next time😉
 

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A quick few hours through some pools and with a strong upstream wind and a chill in the air , casting was a feat in itself.
Another 2 pound plus fish took a liken to my new salmon flies.
Hit it hard to and was dancing all over the pool like a Sewin.
Those intial few seconds Ooohhh what is it.

Maybe next time😉
Is it not a Sewin? It looks very silver for an Usk Brownie.
 
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