Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sewin Flies and low rivers

So far this year, the rivers have been in very bad condition. with very little rain and very slow fish runs, we are coming to the end of July. which i am looking forward to as the nets come off the river Towy, and with the river being very low fish have not been running. and the the nets have been fishing two tide a day, plus day and night and it saddens me the number of multi spawners that have been killed. with sewin to 24lb we need these fish to stay in the system  for the future stocks. but like always man having money in hand, stops them thinking about tomorrow. it has been the slowest season i have see for along time,  

 Above my mate Andy, with a nice sewin of about 5lb off the Abercothi estate river Towy.
 Above the size of sewin i have had this season, this one a fish about 2lb on a 3" inch black & red snake fly. 
 Above a order of Garrydogs, tied on 3/4" & 1/2" tubes. lots of the orders of late are for small flies for the low water.
 Above a 3/4" Garrydog.
 1/2" Garrydog,
 Above, a mix of low water patterns on size 6 and 8 hooks.
 Above a Squirrel blue and silver, secret weapon .
 Black and silver secret weapon.
 Above, a set of Towy alrounders,
 Close up of the Towy alrounder,
 My take on the Alexander size 6 L/shank.
 Black and blue, size 6 L/shank.
 Black and red size6 L/shank.
 Above the set,
 Lately i have been tying with the Scandi style tubes plastic. above tubes ready for dressing.,
 Above,  Black and purple 1" tube.
 Above, 1" and plus 1/2" tubes.
 Above, same style tubes in 1/2" inch black and orange.
 Close up, of Orange and black. size 10 Partridge outpoint.
 I have also been tying DNA sandeel patterns for the bass.
 Above more DNA sandeels, on size 4 B175 hooks.
 Here you can see the size of DNA sandeels in my hand.

 Again a very popular pattern this season, my Medicine snake.