It's always a real pleasure to introduce another angler to new methods and experiences. Ian Nadin, having never even waved a fly rod, joined me for a trip to Blakewell to give it a try. After a quick casting lesson, he slowly got to grips with the tackle and was putting out a decent line. The first fish on any new method is often the hardest though, so I was delighted to see him bend into his first fly caught fish on a bitterly cold day... and numbers two and three followed quickly in succession to bright lures. One very happy Ian- converted I hope. Fantastic!
Otherwise all the familiar swims are looking freakish in the ice- and not fancying eskimo style fishing I've been back at the tying vise, mostly attempting various buzzers and bachs: