I only had a few hours before the competition that night, so i quickly set myself up in the drift. When fishing lanes i tend to cast short and leave the flys out as long as i can. None of this cast , wait 5 seconds , cast again. there are a few
reasons why i dont likre doing this. The fish and feeding in the lanes, sometimes they travel up the lane, sometimes down or across the slick. But sometimes they just feed in circles, but they are resident in the lanes searching for food. If you keep
casting you will spook the fish. As the trout are a bit lethargic they will slowly swim around. So moving your fly position a lot is not really helpful. I short cast and leave the flys out as long as i can and let the fish find the flys.
caught fish literally with just my leader out the tip of my rod.
I use fulling mill masterclass fluro as the knot strenght is second to none. Believe me when your fishing slicks in deep water there is only one place the fish will go and thats down.
Having fluro you can rely on makes it all the easier
I picked up 7 fish before the slick dissapeared, so i swapped the tail fly to a real foam daddy from Fariofly, as both the flys above mentioned are also from Fariio. The lake had gone glass calm and
i always feel that if there is nothing moving a Daddy will always, well nearly bring a fish up.
4 fish later it was time to head in and get ready for the 2nd Annual Peter competition,. Now thats a diffeent ball game altogether