Alex Broad – Beetle Time!
Went out last night with a couple of mates from one of the local stores, these guys have been slaying a small Wellington stream this season, taunting me with tales of epic mayfly and caddis hatches. I just had to see what they were on about, and it was a good excuse to dust off the 3wt.
First pool Joel pulled this out on his secret caddis fly.
Few pools further up we had all separated, I persevered with a random riser and pulled this wee fat jack out on a caddis imitation.
Further up Joel managed to be denied by a couple, lost a couple more and landed a wee fatty. By this stage it was dark and I had a beetle buzz past my ear. We could hear a riser on the far bank, so tied on my mongrel Foam beetle. A few casts later, after a loud sloppy rise and I had this on.
The beetles are on!