Good morning from a showery Foxford. We had a few nasty showers yesterday but overall; the past week has been nice. The season opened last Tuesday and as expected there was a handful of locals who “wet the line”. It was a nice day to be close to the water and nature, no fish reported. The river is rising a little this morning and will probably creep up for most of today, now at 0.8m at Ballylahan bridge. As I mentioned last week, I think we need plenty of rain between now and Mid-March to insure good levels later in the spring and early summer. I met a couple of friends last night to discuss our little angling clubs calendar. Not an official meeting just a chat over a drink in Guirys bar. It was a nice feeling to be able to sit comfortably in a bar and chat about fishing, things may just be returning to normal. I’ve had a pretty hectic week and have not had time to prepare much for today’s blog. Ill leave you with a pattern which hopefully get you dreaming of good times to come.
Although it looks similar to the Bann special and most likely came from the same stable, they are two different flies. I know some Moy anglers who would take this pattern over all others. I have seen it to work in all conditions and throughout the season. From May onward it is definitely worth a try, especially in the days following a flood.