19 September 2011

What are cavaliers good for?

Get the pies out!
Collies are great sheep dogs, alsations Police dogs, St Bernards, and Northumberlands incase you get lost up the hills they bring some brandy, springers and cockers are good retreivers,labradors eat poo!  But what about Cavaliers??????????? Some say they used to flush birds out the undergrowth, i have my doubts, but ive found a use for them..... Arctic fox substitute!! Infact possibly even better!!

This is the tail  perfect almost the same texture as arctic fox but really long, actually it gets a lot longer than this it was trimmed a few weeks ago.!
Well it's been trimmed a bit more! It has been  incorporated in favourite pike fly (tail and beard) with a few additions , still needs a weed guard and uv gel applied.

New ground!

I'm fed up with the recent weather pattern wet, dry, but not dry enough for long enough to let the river levels drop, on top of that there s been showers through the night or very localised , localised in the wrong places!
So it was back to the Chernobyll burn. the water had fair clarity but it was heavy, i only took a couple of fish on peeping caddis ,before i decided to explore a bit further upstream  .
On the peeper

I'd fished the lower stretches before it's not that productive but does have the odd fine burn trout. the futher up i went though i was quickly fishing new ground , some of the water was lovely, the troots got a little bit more numerous too, i used a big size 10  dirty polly, a stimulator and a size 10 klink , although no monsters i know there's good fish to be had. It was fun fishing inbetween  the swathes of weed.