Monday, 4 February 2013

Back On Track

OK...I know I've been a little quite with blog posts lately but to be honest I've had little to write about.

The last month or so has felt like a 'close season' with circumstances making fishing a bit of a rarity with only the odd occasion where I've had a chance to throw a fly into some flowing water.

So Sunday felt like I was being spoilt with a full day out with a friend fishing on a fairly high and fast flowing River Irfon.

Things started very slow for both of us without a single fish to account for in the first couple of hours, but a move further downstream and a change of flies started to pay dividends and although it was still tough going at least we were finding some odd nice grayling which were hard fighting in the strong current.

A deep fat grayling which registered 3lb+ on my 'little samson' scales

Although conditions were far from perfect it felt good to be out again and hopefully if the weather gods are kind it would be nice to thing I could enjoy a few more days like this before the grayling season comes to an end.


  1. Smashing Grayling there Mick, well worth braving the difficult conditions.

  2. Thanks Brian, just checked out your blog also and it looks like you don't do too bad for large grayling up there too!!!

  3. Great post Mick, nice to see you back on the water! Missed the blog posts the last month or so! We have some nice new fly lines coming out soon, I'll see if I can get you one to review!

    Fishtec - Kieron

  4. Thanks Kieron...and always happy to try out a new fly line! It's been nearly all long leader fishing for me over the winter months,


  5. This new ones a cracker! We use something called 'Zone technology', a new concept that uses a low compression compound in the part of the line where is exposed to the most stress, last 10 feet of the head where it runs about 5/6 yards into the running line. This enhances shootability, it's great for tree-lined rivers where roll casting is key to presenting a fly and also large rivers when wanting to cast that little bit further with dries. Basically the fly line doesn't stick to the line guides where its compressed on the cast. Impressive stuff.

    When more information becomes available I'll email you and let you know more.