Any way one of the benefits of doing a blog is you can see what you did in similar conditions in previous seasons so i kind of reffered to that . While i was tackling up a heavy hail storm occurred.
i waited for it to go off before going to a suitable pool there i sat and waited for a hatch to occur and while i did that another heavy hailstorm came down. eventually the odd fly hatched during the storms just upstream a riser rose just the once , i covered the water and on my third cast he took, jump promptly throwing the hook. Looked a decent fish too.
Heading upstream i felt the hail had coloured the water further and the hatch had come to nothing , so was feeling a little hard done by.
A few short pools up though is my favourite coloured water pool a fish was rising under a tree and then another started rising and another,this was the hatch starting proper and it was just a matter of picking them off with a shucked cdc or turkey biot klink.
|fit but fat|
a few more trout before i left that pool and i headed upstream, by this time the hatch was pretty much finished and only managed another riser in another pool. Its a pity the river was so dirty i could have fished some water through with the nymphs but nice to see the fish in such fantastic condition .