Mouzer and Monster Browns!

What can a man do to make sure everyone’s aware of the testicular and prostrate cancer? Become a Mo Brow and grow a MO.

Each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman. ‘Don’t I always?’

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

While doing so, they may well look a right tit, like me!

Sadly, I have never been blessed with any facial hair growing abilities, my undercarriage however could be harvested and manufactured, to be used as matting that could put to good use as stuffing for dog baskets. Anyway, I thought I’d give MOvember a go, seriously, what was I thinking? I have been likened to Blakey from ‘on the buses’ a sad comparison but even sadder, one that is true!

The MO, has not however hampered my fish catching abilities.

On a recent outing to  small water , a friend and I took several, small semi wild rainbows from the surface using small dry flies and thin tippets during small hatch of buzzers. The action was fast and furious and I must say very enjoyable with or without a beard.

As my friend played one fish out in the crystal clear water, we both saw a rather hefty BROON TROOT give chase, this fish, make no bones about it wanted to eat this 1lb 4 oz rainbow!

Interesting, very interesting!

We worked our way around the water taking many trout off the top as we went. At the other side we opted for a change of tact, Lures on slow sinking lines. I went with a colossal three inch choccy brown Minkie. My reasoning was the abundance of small roach and rudd, I was hopping for a fry feeder.

We caught stockies more or less straight away but my mind was still on the big brown trout. I got myself into the fish’s vicinity, cast out my heavily-leaded fly and began a jerky retrieve. Ten seconds later… BANG! Fish on. As soon as it took it came to the surface shaking it’s head like a mad thing, it was big that was for sure but was  it the brown I’d been hoping for?

Yes, yes it was. it fought very well in the clear water but given that the fly was tied on an 8 lure hook it was NOT getting off!

Soon enough I had him netted.

What better way to show off the MO than with a pearler of a bownie to take the focus away from it?!

Look at that trout, oh and the hairy lip!

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