“upstream wetfly kicks arse over downstream wetfly any day”

Upstream Wetfly by Paul Arden

“Another thing to try doing is to watch the water where you think your flies are swimming. Since we are using light spider patterns, on a short line, in fairly fast water, the fish hopefully will have to bulge the surface on the take. With big fish you may actually have to delay your strike, but generally you should set the hook fairly quickly on these takes.

The best approach, however, is to enter a trance. Through intense meditation practices it has been proven that you can hook the impossible fish by leaving your worldly body, and becoming one with your mind. Wearing shoes with natural soles, or perhaps travelling barefoot, will help and is to be thoroughly recommended. What you are trying to attain, without trying of course, is a feeling that something is just about to happen and that you should do something about it and strike.”

sound good ? click Paul’s pic for more reading on what’s strangely enough, a somewhat obscure method of fishing outside of the UK.

 Paul in his WC Stewart outfit:
“Be stealthier than Stealth !”