My Hunt For Coarse Fish On The Fly.
The day started the same as many of my fishing trips start, with a trip to the drive through coffee shop. With coffee in hand I headed off to a new stretch of the River Don that I had been told by the local tackle shop holds a lot of chub, perch, barbel and even carp along with silver fish.
My aim for this year is to catch as many new species of coarse fish on the fly rod as I can. The only course fish to date that I have specifically targeted is pike.
The aim of this trip was to try and mainly target perch and chub. I went equipped with my 9' #5 rod and new OPST command head line. To the end of this I had attached a 8' intermediate leader down to 6' of 10lb fluorocarbon. The fly I chose to start was a fairly large woolly bugger.
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