Today was a rare day! Almost windless! Fishing was on my mind i headed for a river i had not fished for at least a month maybe two! I was tackled up and on the water by 10:30 am , unfortunately the water was heavily coloured and a wee bit higher than normal. I immediately set up with a woolly bugger , the conditions dictated that but i drew a blank in the first few pools. I put on a extra super fast sinking poly leader to try and get it to dig in , but that proved useless too. My confidence was starting to wean when i looked downstream and i'm sure i saw a rise form behind a willow. Anyway i put on a big dry A size 10 "dirty polly". A fly which has done the business in the past in coloured water. It took about 6 exploratory casts then a wee trout stuck it's nose out the water and grabbed my fly. About 4oz but i was happy , i thought i was staring a blank in the face.
I decided to persevere with the dry and look for shallow" flats" , just figured that would be my best chance with the severe lack of clarity. I arrived at a pool that fitted that description .
Wading up it slowly a fish rose to my right, to one of the many flies , so i cast out and it hit it first cast, a fine fish around a pound .
I headed up a few pools more but the pools were a bit deep for the clarity issues, it had been a good days fishing ,educational!