This was a day of ‘firsts’ if ever we had one.
Brett and son, Corey, had never fly fished before … it was the first trip in the ‘new’ Red Tag wagon plus our first clients of the season.
After a slow start, I blamed the fish for this much more than the enthusiastic anglers, the afternoon session was full on. By the end of the day 10+ fish to hand (all released), some excellent conditioned rainbows amongst them up to 2+kg which included individual fish stalked and taken on small ‘woolly bugger’ wets.
Although we have had the occasional two anglers together hookups, this was the first time the anglers were at crossed purposes, sorry crossed lines, (see below) as their respective quality trout decided to go in opposite directions. Youthful enthusiasm won over experience with Corey landing his fine fish but Brett dropping his.