Monday, 20 August 2007

Crazy Coalfishing on Fly

Head for most wrecks off the coast of the United Kingdom and the standard gear will consist of 20lb class + boat rods with a dirty great big multiplier attached. Imagine the looks you may get if you pottered down to the waters edge with nothing more than a Flyrod and a box full of fluff! Well that's exactly what happened just a short while ago during a visit to Rost located around 100km off the North Western coast of Norway. Travelling with good mates Henry Gilbey and James Warbrick-Smith Our equipment consisted of 12 weight rods, reels loaded with 300 yards of backing and some seriously heavy 1000 grain plus heads kindly supplied by Rio. The results, well they were nothing short of staggering! Drift after drift our target species, Coalfish, smashed into our flies, bent the rod double and pulled line from our heavily adjusted drags with consummate ease. More soon on this blog and look out in late autumn for a full 2 part report coming soon in Trout fisherman magazine but until then here is something to wet your appetite ...

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