A return visit to the river for David Cunningham… the mission after previously ‘rekindling his faith’ was to further his technique and by request, fish in more confined & challenging locations.
Having shared the virtues of the long rod and light line, Dave was promised a nymphing day with a #2. With but a few minutes practice needed to get used to its feel twas to the upper reaches we start with a view to cajoling an early fish.
No sooner had we engaged with some purpose, David was soon stretching the line
…and relax, a stunning fish to start of yet another great afternoon
You did ask – super indicator in place and some No.4 shot, get it in and under there
…and onto some narrows with the long rod, starting in the shallows with the first grayling of the day
…then into something a bit more challenging. Some deep fun, does your hat float?
…less risqué but surrounded by trees and overhangs short lining into pocket water
… the bling that is yet another perfect grayling
The coats are in the car, David’s on a roll… we’ll not be stopping as the heavens open and lay us bare to the wet stuff. Part of a Southern softy guides standard kit …would ya rather be soaked?
Another awesome day Dave. The progression is inspiring.
Next then is a furled leader masterclass for you to look forward to in October on the banks of the Test… that’ll be interesting!