Bought a new toy a few weeks back, FinePix XP 70 but god it’s not as easy to use as I thought it was going to be :S
It has got Video editing on the camera and after a lot of trail and error I come up with this below! Bear with me guys, it’s a work in progress! Got a few new posts under work and a load of fly patterns coming up soon so to 🙂
Last week i bought myself a video camera planning to make a few short videos on fish rising and hopefully a few other catching fish on the dries and nymphs.
For the last few days ive been walking the banks looking for big fish rising and i finally found what i was looking 🙂 check out the video below and see this beast taking brookduns one after anther
After taking the video above watching this fine large brown trout feeding i turned the camera off and made my way to the spot where the fish was. The rod wasnt even set up so that was done in no time still watching the trout rising, but when it came to leader and tipped extra care was taken with trying the knots! didn’t want to hook it and have knot slip or anything so it was ll down to me to get the cast right and to land the fish,, Well i manged to get the right cast and the trout took the fly sweet as a nut and what a ride it took me on. after a while the trout come to the net i made anther short video just before release,, cracking fish and what a lovely wild fish it was 🙂
video of the fish landed just before release 🙂 Hog!
Over the last year or so I have enjoyed this blogging malarkey and creating some short fly fishing videos. I enjoy showing you and hopefully you enjoy me giving details and demonstrations on how to fish various methods such as the french leader and duo, also some fly tying videos describing my top patterns.
My YouTube channel is slowly filling up and im hoping it will continue to increase with your help and support. If you have any ideas on what you would like to see, don’t hesitate to comment and let me know what you want. Im up for anything!
Click the TV below to view my YouTube channel, so search me as MrTrout666
I was out the door this morning by eight and in pursuit of the lovely grayling that swim the river Taff.
The river is just recovering from a heavy flood and I didn’t expect much because of past experiences of fishing after big floods but it didn’t bother me if I caught something or not, I just love being out on the water. The river bed has changed quite a lot and the shingle beds have moved all over the place, not a good thing for the reds im sure! But something good came out of it with a few nice holes and a few new runs scattered around the river making great spots for the grayling to ambush their passing prey or my nymphs:).
I had a play around with my video cam in one run that was fishing well and came up with this below.
I was fishing the french leader but not fishing it far away, more bugging really, fishing it just beyond the rod tip and keeping everything tight. I didnt even bother looking at the deeper waters I just concentrated on the water averaging from a few inches to about 2 ft. Two nymphs as usual, on the point I was using a size 16 silver bead hares ear jig and on the dropper a copper head PT jig. I caught a good number of small grayling and one half decent grayling running on the 1lb mark, also a few nice size trout but I do wish someone would tell them that its out of season and they should stop taking my tasty nymphs 🙂 With the quality of the trout now at the moment it should be a cracking trout season. I’m so looking forward to hitting the small streams and one of my favourite rivers, the Rhondda!
The biggest grayling of the day below after unhooking.
The day turned out better than i thought it would so it was great. Im really looking foward to the weekend so roll on friday to wet a line again!
Just getting used to my new video camera today down on the taff. Quite different to the one I had and a little awkward to get right on the chest pack, I think i’ll have to make something to hold it in the right position so there is no figgeting about. i’ll have to get it right for the trout season thats for sure.
If the rain sorts its self out tonight i’ll probably get out somewhere and if not i’ll tie a few flies and put a few photos up.
As its friday i finish early from work and had the chance to fish the Rhondda for just a few short hours. Its been a long week and i just had to get my fix, I was counting down the hours so i get in the car and get home as soon as i could. No messing around, i had all my gear ready by the front door and it was on in no time at all and i was on my way. I was on the river for around 1.30 . As norm i had my both rods with me, my 10ft 3wt for the french leader and my 8ft 4 wt for the dry, i was all set up ready for action. Before i set off, i had a quick look on the taff where the Rhondda meets and did see a few flies on and a few small fish rising so it was looking good.
As i moved on up the Rhondda i could see a few blue wing olives on the water and a few sedges but i didn’t really go for the dry rod straight away. The lower parts of the Rhondda is mostly pocket water with not a lot of slow water so it was down to the french leader. The water was very clear and low so i knew that i had to take my time and stay low and utilise the long leader. I set my video cam up and moved into position and made a few casts and pretty much straight away i was into my first fish of the day. Not a bad start.
Moving up river steadily making up good numbers on the leader i had to give the camera anther go in a lovely looking spot on the back-end of a deep fast run. I had a few cast in the head of the run but nothing so i moved back down to the end of the run in the shallow water and made a few casts then managed to pick one out. Video below of the one i had out and a few other videos i done not long after
As i moved up under a bridge a rise caught my eye so quickly changing over rods and i slowly made my way to a spot where i could get a cast in. As i moved on i seen a few more rising picking off the olives at the head of the pool so i kept low and made the cast. This was the pool that i was working my way up and where i done the videos.
After playing around with the videos and catching a few more lovely trout i had the phone call telling me, come on its time to come home 😦 I didn’t fancy being in the dog house again so i made my way. It was a cracking few hours out and i really enjoyed it. I’ll leave you with this last video of my outing.
This trout give me a cracking take and put up a good fight.