More May Moments of Merriment

Geordie, son, and father Alastair, on far bank, were an interesting and delightful workshop challenge. Geordie had seldom fished, let alone fly fished and Alastair last used a heavy (# 7wt he thought) cane rod back about 25 years ago!

By lunchtime, not only had they caught their first fish each, but wanted to prove their ‘hunter/gatherer’ skills back home by providing next day’s lunch!

This was definitely the ‘hook-up’ triumph of the day. Alastair had sighted this fish feeding in the shallows, stalked it, presented the unweighted ‘Wooley bugger’ right in its path, and as the guide took a photograph — the strike happened.

Alastair brings the same fish above to hand. It was a perfect day for so late in the season — sunny, warm afternoon, light winds and best of all, both anglers tasted success.

A great way to end the 2017/18 season on the water.