Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Two Big Mistakes...; 3rd trip to TENRYU



Today's fine weather brought me to TENRYU river again.

Arrived there around 11;30 and took a lunch first. So starting time was approximately noon.

1. Dry fly( below AKIHA dam)

At the first hole, FUTABAKOKAGEROU mayfly's hatch were seen and there were several rises.

So I tied Dry fly first. One good fish(over 40cm) rose to my FUTABA emerger parachute, but he stopped sipping it. It was definitely my mistake to spook him. I should do stalking so carefully...

I got several good reaction for dry fly though, couldn't hook them up. It was a kind of stressful situation, but was fun to see good reaction for dry fly at TENRYU river.


2. GASSARA's rapid hole

sammy-san's hit fly 'LTM' gave me a first luck at second hole called GASSARA. It was so small but precious first fish for me today.

It looked not good condition at this hole, so I moved to next hole.





3. UNNA hole; many mayflies


This famous hole was new to me, but looked so good condition. Because many mayflies were seen there.

This was a kind of HIRATA family. I thought SATSUKIHIMEHIRATA mayfly's female spinner. It was first time to see for me.



And this big mayfly, about 18mm, surprised me. It was new to me also.

I guess this is CHIRAKAGEROU mayfly's dun. If you have better guess, please let me know.




I did wet fly fishing there, but got no luck.


4. Below AKIHA dam again

As last hole of today, I picked first hole again because it looked better condition than others today.

I got good strike of big boy to my wet fly surely! But lost tension soon, because of tippet break... It must be damaged at previous hole by contact with big stone. I should have checked it carefully...

After that I got three small bows by wet fly and LTM indicator fishing. Two big mistakes gave me unsatisfactory feeling a lot.

4 comments:

1号 said...

ほほ~。
熱心に通っておられますね。
僕も12月中に行ってみたいと思っていた
ところです。

また行かれますか?

african said...

そうそう、去年は時期的にルースニングだけでしたが、今年Wetの楽しさを知ってしまい、瀬の攻め方を学ぶべく通ってしまいました。

また行きたいところですが(リベンジ兼ねて)、年内は予定が埋まっていて厳しそうです…。

1号 said...

ウェットには独特の楽しさがありますよね~。

思うコースにうまくラインが置けると,
スーっと吸い込まれるようにラインが
水中に引き込まれていく感じとか。

手元に伝わる負荷感から,あっ,この
キャストいい感じで流れに入って
いってる!!と思う時はちゃんとドンッ!
って答えが出るし,うまくラインを流せ
なくてサーってフライが水面を滑っていく
とちゃんと(?)あたりはないですし。。。

ハイシーズンに,大きい川でヒゲナガの
釣りをするときに,グレートセッジや
シルバーマーチブラウンを流すのも楽しい
ですよ!

african said...

ハイシーズンのヒゲナガの釣りいいですねぇ。来年はシーズン中でも、ちょこちょこウェットしたいと思っています。