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Birthday Flick

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing' started by Michael, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Michael

    Michael New Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    Well it is my BIRTHDAY today.And I organised to have today off as leave.I did neglect to tell anyone in my family :D Wife almost had a heart attack when I was till home at 6.20 this morning.
    Anyway slipped down to the same two beaches as Saturday morning.I missed Sunday even this nut-case SWFF thought the wind was to strong !!!.
    So today with a smaller choppy surface I thought it would be good as well.
    Half way along the first beach I managed to drop a tiddler, not much was showing any interest in surface feeding.Then casting out halfway between the deeper water and shallower weed beds.I started getting some more interest.Of course at this stage I went into brain dead mode and totally forgot what I had intended to do if a larger fish actually struck.Result three dropped Bream around the 20cm mark!!
    So hitting myself in the back of the head mentally.I decided if I was lucky enough to hook another fish I would play it the same as I did Saturday .
    Now a few minutes latter and further along this beach .Two things happened a reasonable size Bream jumped out the water an arms length from me.It wasn't the jumping that got me jumping it was the sound .It was almost like the crack from a gunshot .it was that loud .
    Anyway just after that BANG!!!
    I'm on again this time I made sure the hook was set .I let the fish take out the slack of my stripped line .walked backwards and played this little20cm Bream to the shore.
    Nice on a surface popper
    A minute or so latter a little further up this beach
    I'm on again .Once again I did the same I let the fish take the line walk backwards .But this little bugger stopped dead .I thought it was off then it went again .But I played it into the shore .
    Nice 23cm Bream on a surface popper fly!!
    This one you can see the popper fly better

    After that I made my way to the next beach but nothing.The wind was getting colder so I headed home .
    Great way to spend my birthday morning !!
  2. skipzx

    skipzx Active Member

    Aug 29, 2008
    Great work Michael, good to see the results are finally coming in, what are you going to do when you catch the first 40cm one :p
  3. Michael

    Michael New Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    If I remember what I did with Saturdays and yesterdays Fish .I should be ok , not with the ones I lost :unsure:
    I have changed my joining knots improved the way I play the fish .
    But I think you'd here me yelling from here :D

    Can you imagine a 40cm jumping out the water to hit a popper :wideyed: The fish that jumped an arms length from me to hit something tiny sounded like a gun going off !!

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