Well apart from the complete fuckup in not making it over to Italy for the weekend, it’s been a good week. I have a new fence, steps and alarm system installed. This week while the Drava is dirty we’ll be extending my roof slightly for a covered outdoor eating area. on Friday, Peter and I fished the Drava. Peter caught a nice Asp on dusk, I missed one!
One nice Asp for this section and a couple of tiddlers!
Here’s one method of tying rabbit zonkers wrap-free. You can of course tie on a mono-loop (which doesn’t really work well, unless you insert the mono inside the strip, which is better). Also there is the String Leech (Matt has a great sequence on Sexyloops) – I used his method to tie the Wine Fly, so called because it fell into a glass of red wine overnight… I lost this fly and then several days after losing it on a strike (this is a true story) I somehow miraculously landed it between fish. It’s still in my box. The problem – maybe – with this method is that fish that hit the front third don’t get hooked, however I’m beginning to suspect that more fish will be hooked with a rear hook – something to trial.
Oh and capers are best eaten with honey. That’s a Sexyloops’ first (maybe)…
I had a really great time fishing the Gacka. My days were emails in the morning, hill running and cycling in the early afternoon, fishing the evenings. Sasha joined me for one day, and I gave a course with local guru, Tomo, on Saturday.
A fistful of shots from the weekend… (I have a shot of Atilla dreaming of bears, which is on my phone and I’ll post later!)
A few shots from the last two days…
Busy catching up and should have many more soon!
One of nice two browns in three casts – OK the window of opportunity existed and camera operator error occurred for the first fish, but apart from that the moment was superb!