Wednesday, 12 August 2009

~Toby illustrating good rivercraft on the lower reaches at Bolton Abbey~

Nice to see a youngster:

A recent day on the Wharfe with William and Toby Kinread saw bright conditions and fresh water (much needed) from the night before, making for challenging conditions. There were a handful of fish showing, just about enough to warrant a drift with a dry fly. Thankfully, 14 year old Toby took to the river like the proverbial duck to water. His understanding of the river's mechanics allowed him to present both nymphs and latterly dry flies upstream with ease. It's often said that children soak up information like a sponge, if only more youngsters would pick up a fly rod.