The last method the bung, a method that has brought a lot of controversy to the sport. This method took a long time to break into lake fishing. It first came into my world when I read about the dry dropper or the clink and dink being employed
on the rivers of New Zealand and some years after that on rivers all over the world and is now accepted by the river anglers . But some Lake Anglers still turn their nose up at it. I don’t and I have used it for more than ten years
now. I have used it on flat calm days and in force 6 to 7 winds and its outstanding for keeping your fly’s STATIC or as close as possible to static, at the correct depth the fish are feeding at. Saying that the washing line and straight lining buzzers
will regularly out fish the bung.
Normally the buzzer hatch early in the day and you will experience a fall of adult fly in the evening. Sometimes you will get a fall of adult fly in the morning too, as the adults go back to the water to lay their eggs.
If this happens you will get the best of both worlds. Two anglers in a boat can be fishing two different techniques, one on dry’s and the other on epoxy’s or light weight buzzers and catch as many fish as their partner.
I love about fishing hatches is that the fly will hatch in different areas at different times and no two days are the same. It might take you a few trips to find the areas that the fly is hatching in and then figuring out what technique is the best on that
particular day to catch them. Trying to figure it all out is what makes us go back time and time again..
My first proper day out was in early May on Lough lene, due to the pandemic . The Grey Boy or Campto Buzzer a larger Buzzer was rumoured
to be hatching. As i only had a 4 and a half hours to fish. I simply opted for the Bung and 3 buzzers on the day
To make a long story short after catching a few stocked fish i moved out of the area into deper water to try and find the overwintered
fish. I wasnt dissapointed. I landed 21 fish, 7 or eight well over 5lb. These fish can go, it was delightful to see the fly line vanish through the rings of the rod, followed by the backing.
A thouroughly enjoyable few hours