I went to Rinsey on the 17th to do a spot of salt water fly fishing. It was more to help me get back into the swing of things after my session at Meadow tree trout fishery a few days ago.
To be honest the conditions were poor, but I had 2 hours to waste so it seemed the best use of my time all things considered.
Itâ€™s a bit early in the season to stand much chance of a Bass and most other likely species are still not around. Some fine weather next month should see an increase in fish numbers (I hope).
I used a 9wt shooting head to punch through the wind, but to not much effect. I also need to invest in a line tray as the loose line was flying all around and knotting up!
To my surprise I did connect with a tiny wrasse. I was using a Flexo crab pattern on a 8 foot fluro carbon leader with a dead slow retrieve on a floating line. The fly line is old and the first 3 foot was sinking so I was about 9 feet down I would estimate.
The important thing to remember is to was your gear off well after a salt water session, I forgot this and regret not having done so as it took a lot longer to clean up after everything had dried on!!