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.
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.