Friday, 1 October 2010

A magic day!

At the end of July, I returned home to Northern Ireland for a few days to catch up with family, friends and to fish. I never imagined, however, that a day of wonderful nymph fishing lay ahead - it was a day to remember and probably the best rise in a lough I have ever witnessed. As only a small lough of about 60 acres, we quickly observed  consistent number of trout rising in a small corner of the lough. Many of the rises were very agressive. It appeared some they were taking croxia and rising midge pupae. Fishing a team of nymphs on a floating line and long leaders, including buzzers and daiwl bach we connected into fish with my buddy lifting several lovely full finned rainbows. My first fish was this beautiful brown on a cove pheasant tail with an olive thorax:

We proceeded to catch more fish, all exellent conditioned rainbows and several more browns. At this stage, the successful pattern was a daiwl bach vairant (red holographic tinsel).

The rise persisted into the evening and we therefore enjoyed an exciting evening rise demanding a change on tactics. Changing to emerges and dry flies, we added several more fish to our catch. All in all, a truely magical day.
Some of the fish: above.

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