Wye Tenkara

Upper Longtown Beat River Monnow

Upper Longtown beat of the river Monnow

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First trout of the season

By richard adeney, Apr 7 2014 06:13PM

My first opportunity for real fishing this season came last Friday. I spent the afternoon fishing the Lower Longtown beat of the river Monnow. This was a successful first outing in which I caught four great wild brown trout. The first fish came shortly after I started from the run pictured.

The successful flies were a forward hackle snip and purple and forward hackle pheasant tail spider. The flies were fished as a team and fish upstream. I made short upstream casts with my 12ft tenkara rod and worked the flies in the faster water. The technique I used was similar to the Italian method Valsesiana.

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