Ultra mild weather resulted in fabulous fly fishing during November. Typically, less people want to go fishing in November, so with a little free time, we went out fishing ourselves a little more (see above photo). Yes, really, prolific dry fly fishing in mid November, fantastic! The nymph fishing was rather good too.
On the stillwaters, sport really took off. Plenty of fish and quality fish too, falling for completely opposite tactics. Trout were either full on fry feeding, with hectic feeding frenzies and quality streamer fishing or gently supping small dark midge pupa. Other than one tactic being rather exciting and energetic while the other is quite sedate, we caught well with both approaches at the right time.
Winning flies were Loynton Guineas in various colours, minkies, buzzers in black and gray. December looks like offering more of the same with slightly cooler temperatures. Hope to see you on the water!