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Kennick Fly Fishing

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I’ve been for a walk over to Kennick this morning and it is looking as good as ever following the winter break. The thing with close seasons is they give you something to look forward to when the new season finally comes around.
Although I probably won’t fish for the first couple of days, I will be equally excited as those that are at Kennick Lake enjoying their first chance to wet a line for a few months.

Enjoy your fishing time where ever you might be

Dave

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Fly Fishing the Upper Teign

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I parked up at Fingle Bridge and wandered down for a quick look at the river to see if there was any activity. There were no rising fish and very few flies to be seen – hardly surprising given the drizzle. Still I decided to give it a go and opted for my 8’ 6” 4#  rod. I was trying a new fly which I’d tied the previous evening, an Adams with an Aerodry wing post. The Aerodry material is a very buoyant high viz yarn, ideal for the dark conditions and very easy to see on the water.

I lightly greased the post up, being careful not to get any on the body so that the fly sat with the wing out of the water and the body just below the surface. A few casts later I was into my first fish, not on the Adams but on the nymph below. I saw the bite instantly, using the high viz dry fly as a bite indicator.

I fished on for about an hour and a half, catching 12 fish altogether – 7 to the nymph and 5 to the dry, not bad for an evenings fishing. I was very happy with the Adams fly as I didn’t have to regrease at all, just a couple of quick casts and it was dry. I’d thoroughly recommend using this material which is available from the Crediton Fly Fishing shop.

Lee

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