Spey clave

torstai 28. syyskuuta 2017

Weekend fishing Sept 16-17 and 24.Sept 2017

The reason why I put these two weekends together is that there wasn't too much action on any trip,about 25 pikes and ONE perch landed in about 40 hours is far less than what I'm used to catch this time of year.
Think the biggest reason has been very,very murky water,barely could not see the blade of your paddle so max 40 cm visibility was what I had to deal with.
Low visibility has been caused by strong winds and rains and also rotten water vegetation.
Anyway,think it's time to let this water rest for a while and travel for some clear water and actually I have a new place in mind which will be fished next Saturday.
Nothing extra ordinary to mention so will just add some pics from my two latest trips.

When fishing is slow I have noticed that I pay more attention to all kinda surroundings,Sometimes they are stunning,so stunning I forget to fish and just think how lucky I am to be able to be out here.

maanantai 11. syyskuuta 2017

Fishing Sept.9 2017

Forecasts promised interesting weather for Saturday,calm in the morning and increasing wind later on,one thing that was continuing was rain,rain from morning to late night.
My plan was to go for perch in morning and for pike later on in windy conditions but as usually plans rarely come true.
Had a shitty hard week at work so at the time I planned to paddle out I sat in my kitchen sippin some coffee watching the pouring rain from my window but even if I was a bit late I still went out at 7.30 pm.
Still no wind so I decided to go for perch as long as it seemed to be reasonable,not even rigged my pike gear.
Maybe ten casts and I landed a small perch but after that it was all about pike,even if I tried to catch perch,pikes were really feeding and I think I landed + 30 of them with only 3 perch on the other side of the scoreline.
Pikes were overall small pocket size except for one decent sized.

These kind of fishes is the main reason why I use trace wire and strong hooks even when I fish for perch.
At some time I noticed that even if I had a new wading jacket it wasn't meant for this kinda weather and after maybe 6-7 hours I started to feel I was gettin wet even on the inside of my clothes which in turn made me to feel cold too.
Decided there was no idea going on when I wasn't enjoying what I was doing but for some reason I still grabbed my rod to do those famous "just couple of casts more" only 100 meters from the dock when I felt a heavy bite on the fly and this time it wasn't a pike.
I knew it had to be a big perch because of the bend on my rod and soon I had a good perch landed,quick measure and scaling and yes,my third +1 kg perch for the season was a fact,Mother Nature rewarded me for my patience,thanks for that.
Didn't wanted to push my luck further,good to stop fishing after this.

I was naturally very happy for the experience I had,I was totally soaked,took me hours to reach my normal temp but lying under a warm blankie at home I knew I would remember this day a long time.

tiistai 5. syyskuuta 2017

Fishing Sept.2 2017 What a memorable day.

As I wrote earlier I had inspired from perch pro decided to give fly fishing for perch a good serious go this season and I have done so,after my fishes I set my aim target to catch a +40 cm/+ 1 kg fish which was a very ambitious goal due to my PB which was a shy 40 cm no scaled fish landed couple of years ago.
As I can see it the weather hasn't been optimal,not a single time when I has been out except this morning,total calm surface and warm but cloudy morning,not perfect but best weather so far.

Ready to hit the water

Railblaza camera boom

Excellent weather also to test my new toys,a home-made strippin basket with a higher rack mounted and also the Railblaza camera boom 600 was fresh mounted.

Beautiful morning

Went out around 7.30 and started to fish almost immediately and not long before I landed my first perch,had some coffee and continued with my fishing,hooked up a good pike,must have been a good 20 lb but dropped her close to my yak.
Fishing among lily pads is challenging but can give you some good rewards,but so far only small perches.

Lily pads

Big or small,love them all

Decided to paddle a bit further from the lilies to a more clean area but still with some reeds.
Felt so nice to be able to fish systematically which often gives me good results,so even this time.
The hit was heavy and angry,and it was not a pike,my heart took a new frequency for a while when I saw the fish,this must be a new PB I thought,I only had my "pike net" with me but decided to use it because I didn't wanted to drop this one.
When finally managed to get the giant in my net I was like wow,never seen that big perch live,a quick scaling and measuring and yes,Sept 2 will be written in my history as the day I landed a new PB,a nice fat perch measured 44 cm and weight 1.48 kg,top fish for me.
New PB

Don't know what happen after that but I found a huge flock of small baitfish,think they were bleaks feeding from surface,easy to locate with no wind at all,had a blast and landed perch after perch among these baitfish.
Well,even the best days come to an end,so even this one,always good to stop while you having fun.
Lifted the anchor and started to paddle back when I saw a place which I decided to give "couple of casts" to.
First cast and boom,a big perch,very big but not just there.43 cm and 1.22 kg is still my second biggest perch ever,a very beautiful fish imo.

Almost there 

Just one cm from my PB,still a beauty.

Landed a nice 30 cm fish with second cast too but nothing on third,didn't wanted to be greedy and try my luck anymore so I decided to paddle back to the shore ,felt nice to get home and just enjoy the experience Mother nature just gave me.

perjantai 1. syyskuuta 2017

Tying video.Perch fly


Uploaded a new tying video of a simple Minnow which is quick to tie and catch well.