Eyebrook Dry Flies with Tom Bird
In this episode of Reservoir Masterclass, Tom Bird bags up in difficult conditions fishing dry flies at Eyebrook reservoir for Rainbow Trout. As a competition angler, emerging guide and trained fishery manager, Tom's been fishing this beautiful Leicestershire water his whole career. Arriving to the lake on a mild and misty October morning would usually mean pulling lures for fry feeders, but the Trout are nowhere to be found. We follow Tom as he reveals his methodology for approaching a session, through fly selection, retrieving patterns and understanding of conditions. When a big pod of feeding Trout appear on the surface in a strange display of behaviour, we explore a unique opportunity to fish tiny midge flies in a late season hatch.