All to soon it was time to head home with the light beginning to fade, but i enjoyed my couple of hours of solitude on this mossy stoned burn.
17 September 2012
solitude on a mossy stoned burn
Yesterday i managed to sneak away for a couple of hours fishing in the late afternoon, i decided to go to a gem of a wee burn that's only a short drive away in the car but nicely tucked away from the urban sprawl. Once i had fought my way through the thick undergrowth to get into the river the view upstream was pleasing to the eye, the peat stained water was flowing at a favourable height with lots of nice pocket water to fish among the moss covered stones, and no shortage of deep heavily overgrown pools to explore.
i went with the stimulator and glister bug combo and it wasn't long before i got some reaction from the resident trout.
it's amusing to watch the trout smash into the big stimulator, i failed to hook them all except one which was a better than average trout, unfortunately he threw the hook when he cleared the water. Perhaps i should have put on a smaller fly to increase hook ups but i just love the way the trout attack the stimulator so kept it on. The glister bug was seeing plenty of action too with the small but beautifully marked trout.