This regular client tries everyday to come guiding for free!
Hello guys, I hope life is treating you all well and the sun is shining and if not the fire is on.
Its 1.45pm in the morning and the night is quite warm for an April night , the caddis from the local Mataura river just behind me are are fluttering all over the windows of the office attracted to the light. By morning there no doubt will be a wee bit of a frost and ice on the car, with the April morning May fly spinners laying spent on the wet surface of the car.
Tomorrow or should I say today is my first day off as such in months and time to catch up.The last few days guiding we managed to fool 33 and 22 brown trout , small size 18 and 16 hot dog nymphs tied onto a tungsten deadly nymph size 14 in the riffles then by mid afternoon we were using size 18 mayfly cripples and the hatches on one of my small favorite rivers in the area have been very steady.
It the past week we tried the odd Banana fly(willow grub imitation) though the trout seem more interested in the mayflies now in April.
The Banana fly action has been so much fun this year with many new members from all over the world joining the fun grub club.
My client landed this big brown after an epic battle that took a size 20 Banana fly, and a new grub club member was more than happy.This was the biggest brown this year on a banana fly my clients have landed.
The old timers said years ago, that you could not catch willow grub feeding trout. "Go the Banana fly, trout love Bananas!"
Two new grub club members in one day! Though , these guys may have bribed me!
Three years later Big Freddy! returned and finally joined the club.
From jumping Tarpon at his home in Florida,to casting size 20 and 18 Banana flies and loving it.
From swing big Steelhead flies to accurate drag free banana presentations.
From guiding Bass,Northern Pike and Muskie. To fine tippet and lots of gentle skill .
From Swinging flies for Salmon in the UK ,to sneaking around under the willow trees.
Grubbing ! Its all about the passion.
5 ladies joined the grub club this year.
When I was young i did not like spots, though now-days things have changed, I love spots.
Check theses puppies out ! If your looking for the best egg flies on the best strongest hooks. Trust me you will not find these in any other shop.