Saturday May 6th. 10.30 a.m. saw a group of members gathered at the Grapes Hotel car park for a casting lesson from Mike, but his enthusiasm dictated that by the time I had struggled out of my car class had commenced down on the sandbank so, as usual I was on time but late. Struggling across the bridge with my armchair I noticed a line of anglers already practising roll casts, a more than useful strategy for tackling the steep, overgrown banks of the Wyre. (the armchair was so that I could sit down every so often to ease my back pain! Now there’s dedication for you.) First of all a group demonstration and then individual help was given with Mike’s usual boundless energy and the skill of a really good caster. This definitely transferred to the group and seemed to be the perfect panacea for back ache as I had a good look at what was going on and a chat with some members who I was meeting for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised by the uptake in interest in fly fishing as opposed to normal coarse fishing and there was some very suitable tackle on show varying from Sage to Shakespeare. Of course some had totally unsuitable rods but they took advice in good heart.
A big thank you to Mike and also to those members who attended to make an enjoyable social event. The next event Mike will be running will concern fly tying and will be geared to providing members with the skills necessary to produce their own flies. Watch out for an email informing you of the date.
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