16 April 2013

The Answer my Friend.....

Is blowing in the wind. ... 32 mph winds today, I was thinking about fishing one of the bigger rivers today, but because of the  gusty conditions opted for a wooded burn instead thinking it would be a little more sheltered. The first burn I looked at was a bit muddy with the squally showers that had accompanied the wind in the morning , so I headed over the hill to try the burn Brian fished on Sunday and it was looking nice. I lost two trout in the first pool fishing a wire nymph under a klinkhammer ,but it wasn't until I reached the next big slow pool I landed my first fish , a little beauty and quite  typical of the water covered in smudged red spots.

The next slowish pool produced another to the nymph , so I skipped the chuckling runs and faster pools and walked the deer tracks till I reached the bigger slow pools only one more trout followed surprisingly though took a dry.
All the burns in this area seem to have there own signature and for me this ones defining character is  clustered  on its banks, the yellow flag iris, of all the local burns it is arguably the prettiest of them all. Another geographically unique feature is its hatch of danica mayfly not that there's lots of them its mainly a stony bottom but has the odd silty pool that suits the burrowing nymph, and although ive yet to see a trout specifically target them , they are things of beauty. Its plain to see it is not the trout but that will pull me back to this water although they are bobby dazzlers,  but for natures opera  and the  peaceful solitude,and  although for now things are still a bit slow on that front,  this violent southerly thats battering us will hopefully speed things up and bring it all back in line.
pocket water