All the best

All the best

Tracy&James | Thursday, 28 December 2017

This is going to be a very short FP to wish you all a great new year, I hope you catch lots of fish, tie great flies, make long casts (and fancy ones) and generally enjoy yourselves in the coming year.
We’re currently in North Wales for Christmas and the New Year with our families. We did fish the river Dee a few days ago but we were not particularly successful. The river looked perfect, coming down from a high and running clear. Setting up with nymphing outfits my optimism was high after connecting with a grayling on my second cast (lob). However this optimism was mis-placed and I only had one small brown trout, which hung itself as I was talking to Tracy with the flies trailing downstream, for the rest of the day. We’ll be back though.

Tracy and I are just back from Cumbria where Tracy was qualifying for the UK team for the world championships.  Unfortunately her casting, for various reasons, was not good – however she’s got some scores on the board and has until August to hopefully get back to where she was (although this may take some physiotherapy).  I was able to try out my new 15ft rod for the 55g event that I received as a blank only days before Christmas. This was subsequently made up to my specifications that included some electrical tape as a reel seat, it seemed to work OK though.

If you want to compete for the UK at the world championships then you only have 2 months left to qualify (qualifying having already been running for over 6 months).

All the best for the 2018,

James (& Tracy)


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