01 April 2013

Easter Trout...

It may not feel like spring has arrived just yet but our trout season is well under way nonetheless and undeterred by the unseasonably cold weather, Sam and I were back out on the river this Easter weekend trying to tempt a few more trout with an array of hard and soft lures. In a couple of short sessions over the long weekend we each caught a few trout, nothing too spectacular in terms of numbers but they were decent sized fish (1-2lb) all the same.

My Set-up:
Rod: Cormoran ULX 1-9g
Reel: Shimano Rarenium CI4 2500
Line: Sunline Rockfish 0.3PE (6lb) braid with 4lb Sunline Small Game FC Leader
Lures:Various small hard bodied lures (Smith, Illex, Rapala, Taps, Krakusek and Siek-M)

Sam's Set-up:
Rod: Cormoran ULX 1-9g
Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4 2500
Line: Sunline 8lb super PE braid
Lures: Various soft plastics and small hard bodied lures (Illex, Rapala and Smith)