Iwana on the River Calder
by Ian Robertson
I took my Iwana on it's first visit to the River Calder, which flows of the Penines in Lancashire, England. The river was out of sorts and as I haven't used the Iwana much I was struggling at first but I got into the hang of it and caught a few fish, up to 3/4lb but all on nymphs as the fish were not rising and not coming to the Tenkara type flies I had tied. But the presentation that I could achieved was far superior than with my 8ft cane rod I usually used.
As our season ends this week on Friday 30th I will only have one other chance to fish for Trout, but I can fish for Grayling until next March. So I hope to improve my technique and work out the best length of leader to use. I have a problem as to the best length of tippet to use as I had difficulty landing my fish. Has anybody any advice for me?
Walk softly and carry a long stick. - Teddy Roosevelt (almost)
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.