In a word… Awesome! I couldn’t better describe the last few days having spent it in the company of some world class fly fishers and instructors. Company being that of friends old and new. Paul Arden, Lee Cummings, Tony Riley and Ian May to name but a few that make it worth the trip alone, then there’s Bernd Ziesche, a highly respected instructor and fisher from Germany who passed probably the toughest of any instructors exam on the planet… ‘the Masters’ ~ well done fella!
Assessing the candidates… all working hard in their chosen field to join or move on through AAPGAI.
Saturday saw us open our doors to the general public, some with no more than an interest in fishing and some with an aspiration to become future instructors… regardless, all were made to feel very welcome.
So engrossed was I whilst actively assessing or flexing carbon… that although taking a camera, I didn’t take any pictures so the one above is thanks to Ian May… I’ll have to wait for them to come through from colleagues who took the time to capture this wonderful weekend.
I’m looking forward to some regular grayling posts whilst out with friends and clients in the coming weeks so fingers crossed for some respectable weather. Grayling on the dry seems set to be pretty much a thing of the passed post this weekend as temperatures are set to plummet to single figures. Out with the weighted bolas in that case… enjoy your fishing all. ~ Jim