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Seatrout Sunday

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The summer is close to over, and because of a injury I haven’t had many possibilities to go fishing. Add to that: I managed to break a ring on my Arctic Silver 10ft #7 earlier this summer…. But: yesterday the spare part came and today I went out for a quick trip, just to get some time by the sea.

When I came out to my spot I saw lots of small fish jumping clear of the water, showing clear signs of being chased by something! I tied up some sunray shadows earlier, some variants with gold and silver bodies, so when I saw the small fish I tied on one of those and started pulling in as quickly as I could. On the third throw I had a follower all the way in – 1m from shore I saw it, but it turned and I got that bubble of water…
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For a while it was quiet, but I kept at the spot and 10min later I was pulling in quickly again, and this time it hit in the surface – the sunray was maybe 10cm under the surface, so I got a big splash out of it, then it came back and turned quickly just below the surface right next to the fly, leaving that bubble of water showing where it went!
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It died down a bit around then, I tried on some different flies, had some lunch and relaxed. The sunray is a great pattern for both river and lake, and I put it back on again after a while – dragged it over the same area as before, and not until I pulled in as quick I could I got another hit, this time a smaller one, but I landed it. A very small seatrout that didn’t put much bend in my 10ft #7 rod, but it was there, and it swims on:

IMG_1999A good day by the sea, now I’m waiting for the trip up north in a couple of weeks!