Itís been a successful week on the sporting front and Ií putting it down to a new bunnet.
I always fancied a Flat cap with lugs (Bugatti style), and fate intervened when I was dodging the rain at the Royal Highland Show, the tent I popped into had them so a purchase was made.
First outing wearing new bunner was to my Tuesday rod salmon beat.
I tied up some wee sparse Size 14 Stoats Tails the night before after reading the River height online and my decision was bang on.
River was fining down after a good rise and just screamed fish, 4th cast down the pool, tug tug and I landed a lovely conditioned fesh fish around the 11lb mark.
I've had a few roastings from my mates with this cap on but I really donít care how much of a tit I look, itís staying on !!
So, a few days later in the week I was out for a buck, only one thing for it, don the Lucky Bunnet time again.
I creeped round a wooded field edge spying across the long grass into a newly clearfelled area & watched 2 does slowly wander around whilst keeping a close eye out for any bucks.
Eventually he arrived and popped over an old stock fence into the field and I got the sticks ready for him to move closer.
I ranged him at 116yds, and when he paused I took a heart/lung shot, watched the impact and he ran on about 5 yds and down he went. All was still
Good old Ikea underbed storage boxes come in handy yet again
It's by no means a medal but I have never bothered boiling out heads in the past so thought Iíd give it a bash.
Quick boil in the broth pot and quickly returned to the cupboard before my Misses found out, jet washed the leftover gunk off , bleached then dried and he turned out not too bad for a first attempt.
So, the Lucky Bunnet is staying firmly on my large swede and as before I donít care how much of a tit I look in it, itís still my lucky bunnetÖ
Hope that brought smile