A range of patterns, especially Damsels
, have tempted fish.
com FLY BOX Aldin Grange: Small Klinkhammers, Pheasant Tale Nymph, Hare's Ear, Kate McLaren, Buzzers, CdC F Fly Chatton: Shipman's Buzzers, Black Buzzers, Damsels
, Diawl Bachs, CdC patterns.
Best patterns are CDC Emergers, dry Sedge, Shipmans Buzzer, black or red Buzzers, Damsels
and Cats Whiskers.
Tamworth's Joe Ball used Damsel
patterns for a five-fish bag from Broadwater which included a 5lb rainbow.
Ricky Evans put together a threefish 9lb bag using a damsel
nymph; Ryan Jones caught three weighing 10.
Bloodworm has been the top fly with Olive Damsel
, Olive Zonkers and Black and Green Nomads all doing well.
STEVE Mills caught a 9lb 5oz rainbow on an Olive Damsel
at LOCKWOOD BECK.
PACKINGTON: Great Pool got on to the big fish honours board when Solihull angler John Knowles fished a Damsel
pattern for a 13lb beauty.
Steve Lansom caught eight rainbows on a damsel
nymph and Richard Trevanan hooked the same number on a black gnat pattern.
Goldhead Daddies, Dawson's Olive, Damsel
Nymphs, Buzzers, Diawl Bach and Bloodworm have all taken trout.
Chatton: CdC patterns, Black Buzzers, Black Hoppers, Sedges, Shuttlecocks, Damsels
Neil Clark used a similar Damsel
to good effect, catching seven fish by casting into the wind from the culvert.
, PT, Hare's Ear, Montana and red and black buzzers have all been doing the business for confirmed nymph addicts, Cat's Whisker and orange patterns the best lures.
Both are women making it on their own, and it is rumored by many that Regan, in true noir damsel
fashion, is a crack shot with a pearl-handled, snub-nosed revolver.
nymph and intermediate line worked for Ken Bowring while a gold head version of the fly was used to good effect by Steve Wakeham, Tim Downey and Jeremy Samuels.