Did a little trip yesterday to Cork and fished with Richie and David. Chilly, overcast north easterly breezes and neapish falling tides were the order of the day.
I stuck to a 'down' fishing strategy and loaded the #7 G-loomis with the Rio T11 custome cut.
Terminal tackle consisted of a short tapered leader 35->18 of 5'-6" in length. Attached to this via a reverse allbright was 10 inches of 8kgs Rio Fluoroflex plus. This was loop knotted to a white mini sloopy droopy of 5 inches.
The fish were taken with a particular postioning of the boat, the lines and the flys in relation to the strength and speed of the tide. The retrieve was once again critical - I missed two takes that I felt i should have at least hooked - lifting the rod on the strike, inexcusable - as well as the spiky guys David and I landed both pollack and mackerel on the fly during our short trip.
I read somewhere on a forum recently about THE RULES OF BASS FISHING, a pet hate of mine - Rules, what rules? There simply are none.