Saving the best for last!


My test fly passed with flying colours this morning! One 2lb, followed by two 3lb - all in pristine condition and fighting fit. Even still it's make-up hasn't smudged a bit!

My test fly passed with flying colours this morning! One 2lb, followed by two 3lb – all in pristine condition and fighting fit. Even still it’s make-up hasn’t smudged a bit! (photo – metiefly)

This morning I had to be quick… Temperatures dropped well below zero and by the time I was finished I could not pack my rod away due to ice buildup on the line guides… It only melted when I got home.

Freezing conditions - best to let the ice thaw rather than risk damaging the eyes of your rod by snapping it off...

Freezing conditions – best to let the ice thaw rather than risk damaging the eyes of your rod by snapping it off…

On my sixth cast a convincing take meant the trout hooked itself… After losing three fish yesterday I played the fish patiently and landed it after 12 minutes – victory! In honour of my father and the fact that today is his birthday I hereby pronounce my test fly’s official name: “JLM Special” – Happy Birthday Dad!

First fish ever caught on the JLM special - Happy Birthday Dad!

First fish ever caught on the JLM special – Happy Birthday Dad! (photo – metiefly)

Each fish seemed to grow bigger and fight harder… By 10h15 I had landed my third fish of the day and the final one of this Season. When I posted my fish tickets I scrawled this note: “Andy – thanks for an awesome season! Please visit my blog on metiefly http://www.itieflies.com – best regards Mark.” Because my hands were so cold I had to write by holding the pen in my fist. I wonder if he’ll be able to read it!

I’ll be filming a tying video for the “JLM Special” next weekend, so lots to look forward to.

Thanks for reading, please come back soon!

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