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  Posted: May 12, 2012 10:49 PM
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She's dropping nicely. Soon...soon!

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User Image glflyfishing Posted: Oct 7, 2017 5:41 PM (UTC)
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A trio of trichoptera, and a pattern which is bringing home the money at the moment. A little interest around this pattern at this weekend's Rhug Country Fair.

Tied on a @partridge_hooks SLD2, hare's ear/snow shoe rabbit mixed-dub body, 2x CDC underwing, elk overwing, and finished with a few wraps of a speckled badger hackle from a @whitingfarms saddle (hackle then clipped underneath). All lashed together with olive 30D @semperfli_flytying Nano Silk.

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User Image glflyfishing Posted: May 25, 2017 9:44 PM (UTC)
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Despite blizzards of spinners this evening, this cock fish happily refused my spinner and paradun offerings. Just goes to show that trout don't really care for the books we read. Instead, he was quite happy to take my caddis immitation.

After numerous powerful runs, taking line from my reel with each bolt, an aching arm, and having followed him for 20 yards, I was done (never mind the trout). He gave me a soaking as he swam off too. 20" to the letter.

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User Image glflyfishing Posted: May 23, 2017 10:07 PM (UTC)
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Fishing into dark, spotting rising trout. I close my eyes for a moment and the light levels increase just enough after opening, just in time to spot a rise in dark water underneath an overhanging branch. A cast, a mend, and my caddis immitation disappears. Seven jumps later, and after chasing 20 yards downstream, I bring her into the light.

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User Image glflyfishing Posted: May 11, 2017 5:14 PM (UTC)
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I spotted her from atop a bridge, mouth white and gills flaring as she feeds on ascending Heptagenids. Once in a while she rises to take one of the hundreds of thousands of midge stupid enough to get trapped in the surface film above her position. This is my world.

Thirty something minutes getting into position, baby steps so as not to cause a wave as I approach in silence.

Wait. Let the surface calm again. Rise. My heart rate increases.
First cast with a size 18 chironomid emerger. Bad drift and not close enough. Move your feet Gareth. More baby steps. Wait. Another rise. Heart rate increasing further.

Second cast lands in her feeding lane. Mend. Heart pumping as the fly drifts towards me and over her head, and there it is, the tiniest of sips, and my fly disappears.

Rod tip raised gently. Tension, but no commotion. Does she know she's hooked? A little extra tension. The world explodes. Now she knows.

She darts for the nearby ranunculus. I steer her away, towards me, but trying to keep her upstream.

After a lifetime, she rests without fuss, cruising in my net. My thanks, a big smile, and she slowly glides from my hand, headed back towards her swim with no more than a casual stroll. I smile again.

This is my world.

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Mayfly three ways (a dozen in total), and up for grabs in tomorrow evening's Monnow Social Auction.

From left to right - Mayfly spinner, Monnow Mayfly, CDC Mayfly Emerger. All tied on @partridge_hooks (SLD2, BIN, 15BNY), and using @semperfli_flytying Nano-Silk, @whitingfarms hackles, and quality dubbing, pheasant tail, and CDC.

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User Image glflyfishing Posted: Apr 17, 2017 7:34 PM (UTC)
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Happy Easter from Wales everyone. What a lovely break away up in the north. I frikkin' love where I live. #happyeaster #cymruambyth