Here’s yet another prime example why fishing is so damn awesome: Our good friend from across “The Pond,” Richard Masters, fished the River Ribble near Lancashire in Northwest England last week. Unfortunately, the river was still high and pretty much blown out following a recent flood — and the fishing was lousy.
Masters says he threw hardware in the muddy water all day without success and then, on his way home the next morning, he made a quick stop along the river to get a feel for the new 5-weight trout fly rod he had just purchased…and then a funny thing happened:
” I was keen to see how the new rod cast before I went home, so I put on a small Dunkeld fly,” he says. “Then, I hooked this salmon on the second cast! I guess the fish don’t read the books…”
The bright salmon ran Masters downstream 100 yards before finally being subdued 10 minutes later. After a quick photo, the fish was back in the water…
And that’s what is so cool about this sport…you just never know when the magic is going to happen! Anybody else have any of these to share?