Out On My Favourite Stretch Of The Clyde With My Dad
Was chuffed to be fishing with my teacher in fishing,my DAD he gave me my 1st introduction like all fathers do with their younglings,and for this action i will always be a happy man,so take a youngster fishing,its amazing the transformation.
We Spent a great couple of hours,infact we spent more time blethering than fishing,I lost 3 good fish on the spiders and that was it for me was also trying out the Atom Six 10ft for a 4#,what a tool for the job,it can put out a double taper with no effort,roll casts and single hand speys effortlessly,will need more outings to really test it but on its 1st outing,well impressed.
My Dad My Fishing Mentor
The Lake Of Menteith 28-07-2013012-7pm
Phone call Saturday morning from a good friend from Sharp-Gentles fly tying club Brian Murray,"how do fancy a day on the lake had a late cancellation so theres a spot if you want",obvious answer so bring on Sunday.
Rain was the state of play for the day,reports of single booby and Di7 fish at 20ft plus down in the deep channels at the cages,oooft sore arms time.Suited and booted off we go,approaching the cages its combat fishing akin to the Spanish Armada,out the corner of my eye i spies a few fish moving on the right hand bank from the cages,engine killed and we slowly drift in to a nice spot not far from fish.
Brians on a di-1 and a four fly det up to cover all the bases,i have a Di3 & 3 fly set with a candy booby,buzzer,KMclaren.after 6 or so drifts no takes but on the seventh we are in shallow water close to inlet and Brian takes the 1st fish on a tequiella booby in about a foot of water lol.
No fish for about a few hours after swapping to di7 and out in the depths,with no takes,so we swap back to Di3&Di1 for Brian,heading into the right side of the cages close to the reeds spies a small dimple cast before i straiten for retrieve fish on nice stock blue,one each,not long after Brian covers a peachy looking spot hit,hit,tug fish on,airborn accrobatics surging dives,before i mug it for my boat partner NICE BROONY quite a prize for Menteith,two one,pressures on after being snapped and missing a few i am into my second on the candy booby to bring it even Stevens,to which end we are pretty happy with todays session.
Brians Menteith Broony