I been today and had a amazing few hours, might sound mad but did not land a fish but enough happened to give me heart pounding stuff!!
This was my first swff and I fishe around the Holyhead area..
Looking for signs of fish I saw some boils and the odd slash.. Creeping up I could see huge mullet drifting around and sometimes sending v's through the flats..!! Well this was amazing sight to see.. I only had river flys in my box so had called the local shop and bought some mackerel feathers and stripped them down to one fly.. Basically a clouser looking pattern..
I was standing in 2 ft of water and raised my rod getting ready to set a line to a sighted mullet... The whole place boiled around me as i spooked loads of fish!!!
Casting my fly my heart was proper in my mouth as a huge mullet followed my fly right upto my feet and then ghosted off.. Grrrr
From that point I struggled on the mullet, it was as if they knew I was there and closed there selves up just like grayling back on my rivers..
I stood for a hour and watched these fish, they were feeding on something just under the surface, if I had known what this was I am cconvinced I would of hooked one..
Does anyone know what they could of been feeding on?
Well the story did not end there as I saw a huge slash further out, I basically waded out as far as I could and sent my feather into the area, the fly just hit the surface and a huge bass smashed it like nothing I have ever seen!! I wacked into it as it headed away from me.. I was hammering my rod right over to stop it hitting a rope from a boat and that's when it all went wrong, the rod snapped into 5 pieces in my hand!!! Grabbing the line I tried to hand the fish but it was shut tight to a rope..
In the end I had to pull for a break.. Gutted but absolutely buzzing, I had my first swff and boy it was proper heart pounding stuff..
Be back soon
And thanks again to the swff boys on the fly fishing forum, without there knowledge it would take a long time to before I got to where I want..
No mullet pictures yet but the mussels were great
'living the dream'