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Method of the Month

The warm start to the season has been a welcome one. Not only does it make the fishing more enjoyable for us as anglers; it also provides us with a hatch or two. This has been especially true on the Midlands reservoirs where buzzers have been the approach for many anglers.

A simple set up is often best a 12 ft leader of 8 lb Rio Flurofex with 3 nymphs (heaviest fly on the point to aid turnover) spaced equally at 4ft allows the angler to cover a variety of depths and increase his chances.  A Midge Tip line has been essential as it allows the angler to fish deeper without the need for long leaders that can often cause difficulties when casting and playing fish.

A cast is made followed by a single long pull to straighten the line and get the angler in contact with his flies (should any fish take on the drop) it’s then just a case of an ultra slow figure of 8 until a resident fish decides to take your fly; at which time you merely lift into the fish. Takes at this time of the year are confident; especially when the fish are already pre-occupied with feeding on nymphs.

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