Rainy days

Yesterday I had a great half day instructing at Tyn y graig trout fishery in crynant. My clients were a lovely family from High Wycome, Abel, Naoko and their 11 year old daughter Hannah were on their last day of a welsh holiday. This was very basic instruction as nobody had fished before, let alone fly fished. Abel originally wanted to fish a welsh highland llyn, but I advised against this. Those wild places aren’t the easiest places to learn to cast and fish.

 

No sitting down Hannah!

No sitting down Hannah!

We took the instruction from the top… how to put the rod together, what the reel is and how does it attach to the rod etc. Most of the half day was taken up with learning to cast. By the end of the day, all three were fishing drys to the stocked rainbows. Abel was able to overhead cast and shoot line with Naoko and Hannah (only had to rescue Hannah’s fly from the tree twice) able to roll cast to the fish they could see.

 

Considering the weather, the enthusiasm for what they learned at the end of their welsh holiday was clear to see, what lovely people to spend a few hours with. We will hopefully see them again next year.