Some of you may or may not know me on other forums, I go under the name of SeanR91, For those who do not know me I will give you a small introduction!
I am a 22 year old beginner fly fisherman (I ask alot of questions! ) I live in a village in Northumberland called Corbridge and work at a nearby factory called Egger in Hexham.
I work 12 hours shifts and have alot of time off this is why I really had to find a hobby, I have tried a few but this one is by far the greatest!
How did I get hooked on fishing? I did alot of fishing previously but never really bought anything more than a £20 rod,reel etc and a bit power bait for the ressies!
I went to Whittle Dene up on the military road, It was snowing heavy and really cold, I went all the way to Blyth for a pint of maggots!!... Once up there after around 4hours I noticed my rod was twitching, I grabbed it and I just thought my rod was stuck! Then all of a sudden a fish just took off! my adrenaline went mad! After a fair length of time I pulled in a 3lb brown trout (Shouldnt of been in there surely?) And that feeling I got when my friend (a keen fisherman) said I should be proud of that fish, And guess what? I am! Priceless. Them comments from him and the adrenaline combined, Im proud to say I AM HOOKED!
Having watched alot of Fly Fishing videos online my girlfriend kindly bought me an Orvis Streamline 2 8'6'' #5 rod and reel and I have gone from there really.
I have spent a fair few days up on the River Derwent (Derwent Angling Association stretch) And I absoloutly adore it! I havnt caught anything up there YET! But it was at the start of the fishing season I was up there and I have been informed it has started off very slow!
I will keep trying! Check out my blog, SARidleyFishing.blogspot.co.uk
I did catch a couple of rainbows 3-4lb on my fly rod up at a lake called Naworth, Up at Brampton. I did not get the chance to take any photographs as it was absoloutly throwing it down! But I am sure if you keep checking my blog ill be updating it after every trip!
Thank you for reading,
Take care and Tight Lines (so they say!)
Pleased you joined us . There are a lot of knowledgable people on the site so ask away
( you know me as toxic , I'm topcat on here )
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we have site days now and then you are more than welcome to come and learn as much as you want ,
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Welcome to the site,
I also work at Egger Hexham @ Campact (resin plant)
Welcome to the site.
If you like the rivers you should track down Stephen at work. He will point you in the right direction.
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I have only been flyfishing myself for a few months but I've had some great info and help from the lads on here. Just reading the fishery reports I've picked up loads of good stuff.
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