With a much colder than usual May, and June kicking off with widespread, Southern snowfall we are noticing the rainbows showing at the river mouths a lot earlier this year. Now you can get all motivated and fish buggers, or multiple droppers with wee flashy wets stripped aggressively across the flats or you can take it easy, ‘chill out dude’ and let the fish do the work, it’s good to have things the other way round for once.
The Heave and Leave
What you need:
- A hi density line, Di7 or similar
- A short, heavy leader
- A handful of heave & leave patterns
- A chair would be good...
What you do:
Step 1. Heave your fly out there, into or alongside the rip, or adjacent beach where fish will cruise.
Step 2. Leave it out there, into or alongside the rip, or adjacent beach where fish will cruise...
And when they tug, tug back.
The heave and leave is designed with foam eyes to hover above the weed beds and gravel where they are picked up by cruising fish. You can fish them static as above, or slowly draw them back in giving them a sexy ‘rise and fall’ movement as the hi D line does its stuff. These flies are killer, and should definitely hold a space in your winter box.
Don’t forget your forked stick.