Saturday night saw Matt Jones and me meeting up for a ‘quiet’ drink. Soon after my wife Tanya joined us and not before long we were in a taxi heading for the most prestigious club in town. After a 4 minute journey we arrived at the aptly named Random Arms. The place was littered with ghost, pirates, wolves, penguins oh and a cow.
I’ve not been shy nor have I hidden the fact in the past few weeks I had lost my bass mojo. I’ve thrown all sorts at these slippery little buggers but not managed to hook one let alone land one.
This past week I’ve taken on everyone’s advise. Matt Newcombe simply said stop trying and I’ll have one as a bi-catch. Matt Jones said metals were the way but there was one persons advise that I did not take and that was Luke Fox’s who said “Give up!”.
Last Sunday saw me heading west with the hope of putting a good bend in my dad’s rod. Whilst we waited for the tide we hit the river for some LRF. I was using the new Graphiteleader Finezza Nouvo 76-842UL-T-AL. Now I have this rod a couple of weeks and I find it hard to fault. I was so impressed with the Corto ex I wondered if it was possible to make a rod much better but somehow they’ve done it. Not only does this rod feel more responsive it also feels lighter in the hand. We all had a number of fish with corkwings making up the majority of my catch.
Earlier this year was very special for me. After hours of pacing I finally got my hands on my first baby. Oh what a beauty she was. She had everything, the looks, the action and all the quality you could hope for. I was now the proud owner of a very nice Graphiteleader Corto ex 7’6″ and I couldn’t have been happier. Thanks to The Art of Fishing for all the advice.
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