This is a follow on from my Tuesday Blog, which if you recall was a very frustrating day`s fishing, flat calms to light airs and fish rising for 6 Hrs, and they were very difficult to catch.
Well taking those lessons learnt home to the tying vice and coming up with a pattern to do some damage, well that's fishing at its best.( For me anyhow)
My fishing buddy and I landed at the same lake at 10.30am, fish rising but flat calm.
The forecast was for a few heavy showers in morning, becoming sunny and the wind to pickup late morning. It all came together nicely, we got our downpour and went in for an early lunch, deciding to stay out all day once rain stopped.
the wind picked up slightly to give us a nice ripple and the Olive Midge emerger I tied the other day did the business, 2 fish and 3 rises to the Midge.
The wind picked up to about a 10mph in the afternoon, I fished on with the wind, my buddy opted to stay on the Lee side in the ripple.
He took 4 fish on my Midge in the ripple but I found that in the wind the fish rises changed from a cool slurp and swirl to a splashy rise.
So changed my midge for and adult midge emerging and when rises were covered slightly in front of fish they took it well. 7 fish on the Adult Midge and 5 misses.
What a cool day when it comes together.
The big difference for any newcomers reading this Blog is always be aware of the rise forms, Calm water is more difficult for small insects to break through to hatch and are calmly picked off by the trout. Rougher water in the wind weakens the surface film and the insects can emerge much quicker, hence the splashy rises where the trout have to be quicker to take the adult insect before it takes off.
A very satisfying day`s fishing.
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