The Perfect day!
I was so excited, fishing season opened the next day, I decided to check the river to help me make the decision where I was going to fish the next morning. I had to be ready for Fishing season next day. The water had been high most of the spring and it had been made all of my regular fishing spots unrecognizable most of the spring, but now the water was back in it's banks and it was starting to clear up. It made it possible to see what was swimming around in the pools and back waters. I could not believe what I was seeing there were more fish than I had ever seen in the past years. I was so excited I hiked back to my ride and found my way home.
When I got home, I decided that when I went fishing the next morning, I would use a slip bobber and a fly instead of the typical red and white French Spinner. So I sat down at my kitchen table and clamped my fly tying vise to the table and decided that I would tie a couple of Royal Coachman wet flies in a size 12, I always took three or four, I never knew how many I would loose on the river. I found the materials that I needed in my fly tying kit and began tying the Royal Coachman flies. It was awesome, as I sat there tying the fly, all it was doing was building my anticipation of what I knew was going to be a perfect day (any day fishing is a perfect day). I had just bought a new Fenwick ultra-light fishing pole and was prepared for the upcoming fishing season. I cleaned the fishing reel inside and out, I replaced the four pound test fishing line with new, nothing is more disappointing then hooking into the fish of a life time and losing it because of an equipment failure. I was so excited I could not sleep the night before; you would have thought I would have had a hard time pulling myself together that morning; I jumped out of bed and was out the door first thing.
When I got to the river it was early in the morning there was a light dew on everything and my pant legs were damp from walking through the grass. The slight smell of freshly sprouting wild mint was in the air, oh this was perfect. I threaded a small slip bobber on the line,tied a knot of green floss on the line (this was the bobber stop) about four feet from the end of the line, this was a deep pool in the river. I then tied the Royal Coachman to the end of the line and placed a light sinker six inches above the fly. I was finally ready to try and catch a fish! The sun was rising just showing its warm face above the horizon, it felt good on my cold, damp, dewed up legs. I cast the line up the river so that it would gently float into the pool I was fishing; all of the fish were still there. As the bobber and line floated into the pool I saw a large silver flash…….
I will continue in my next post I have to get going right now this was such an awesome day of fishing! I will explain how this turned out and will show the process of tying a Royal Coachman fly and what you will need. Fly tying is one of the most frugal forms of fishing you can do because you are making your own bait! Just because it is a fly does not mean you have to use it with a fly pole. Find out the rest of the story here.....