As the winter fades away and the days get longer the urge to get out on the river increases. the stock of flies is high and the rods are dusted off im ready to go.The river glyde opens for trout earlier than most rivers in the country, it opens on st valentines day. The temperature is still quite low but not low enough to turn the trout off.My first choice of flies for this time of year are nymphs with tungsten beads, the tungsten really helps to get them down to where the trout are. My rod is a ten foot three weight which is perfect for nymphing. The leader im useing is a home made tapered leader which is over twenty feet long. The river is quite low so the trout can be quite spooky so taking your time and keeping low is important, remember your hunting wild fish. Being the first day in a while nymphing I could feel the arm straining but you don't be long getting the hang of it. It wasn't long before I hooked my first trout of 2015 in the first run I fished. The nymphs were doing fine, I had a few more trout after ten minutes nymphing the run. As I progress up the river I visiting different runs and pockets I managed to hook up with alot more trout.The trout were in good taking form and making up for the winter months and provided good sport for the day. There was no sign of fly life around the river but I reckon when the temperature picks up we will see the first hatches of olives on the river. Roll on the first or March for the rest of the rivers to open.