I went on the first fly fishing trip with the kid on sunday. The weather was very good and spring is taking hold. The kid is very interested and he wanted to try his own fly. He is just 6 years old,but a good learner. I rigged my Orvis Clearwater #3 because it’s a very light and easy to cast rod. The water temperaturewas very low so we did not catch anything, but he tried his first casts. It is so great to teach children to like the outdoors and also very important. The trip was great and after a while he lost patience and started to focus on the hatching stone flies instead.
This weekend me and Espen went to one of my favourite places in Norway. This lake is the starting point of one of the largest rivers up here and it is full of grayling. The conditions were not the best, with cold water and air as well as rain. After sort of an extreme spring the season up here is delayed almost a month. Due to the amounts of rain the water level has changed to often, making the fish uneasy at times.
Despite the bad conditions we managed to catch close to fifty graylings of about 300-600 grams in size. The pattern from the previous post was the best working fly on this trip.