A Nice Introduction:
There's a certain thrill to be gained from introducing newcomers to the sport of fly fishing. A recent day spent on Bigland Hall with beginners Neil and Karen couldn't have gone better. The pair picked up casting fairly quickly so in no time they were able to present a fly some 15 yards out, which is enough to put you amongst fish. Neil was the first to score and he was surprised how hard 1lb 8oz of rainbow can actually pull. I'm sure it's to do with the direct contact you have with fish when fly fishing. No to be outdone, Karen was close on his heels by tempting fish with a near static presentation (a skill in itself).
~Karen studiously retrieves her nymph.....a picture of concentration~
~Neil attempts to tame another feisty rainbow~