A few words and pictures for those who are or would like to be "expert" at dry fly fishing on rivers.
Photograph by Steve Barnett
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
John Neville in typical pose at Ladybower in the late 60's
...from still waters
"Whence come you?"
"The Lakes and Reservoirs!"
"Whither directing your course?"
"The rivers and streams!"
"What do you hope to find?"
"The true secrets of dry fly fishing!"
Of course they are not really secrets! Nevertheless, there are some key differences from all the things you had to learn whilst fishing the Lakes and Reservoirs. Having a go at dry fly fishing need not be a disappointing experience.
Over the next few weeks we can consider some of the differences facing the many anglers who, having built up a treasury of experience on still waters, fancy getting to know, first hand, the joys of dry fly fishing on rivers and streams.
There are mainly 3 adjustments to make in a migration from still waters to dry fly rivers:
There! Now that doesn't look too hard a list does it? It need not be but we will take it on in easy stages just to make sure. If you are fancying this migration do feel free to drop in a comment with any aspects of the move that concern you particularly and I will make sure we cover your points specifically.