Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Fly Candy

I've only used a few poppers this season here on the island with very little success. To be perfectly honest they aren't very effective here. This I put down to fishing on the sea. Salt water isn't a great habitat for frogs for a start, and very few mice or Voles swim any length of distance between islands and shorelines, so Pike very rarely get to see them from the below. This doesn't mean to say they don't take the odd vole or mouse or small duckling that strays away from the comfort zone of shoreline or their mothers, but on a whole Pike just don't seem that interested when I'm fishing with surface lures.

It's a crying shame because its my favourite form of fishing for Swamp donkeys. Its the only aspect whith regards to pike on the fly, which has been sorely missing for me this season.

Saying that though, the sheer clarity of the water here around the island, and being able to literally witness hundreds of blistering takes, has more than made up for the loss.