While we tackled up we were immediately faced with a chilling downstream breeze, three bugs and a egg fly tied to the point fly. In our first few pools due to the height of the water we could only fish off the bank but we drew a blank , then we decided to move to another pool , which was fishable and wadeable, we combed the area thoroughly and methodically , in that time I managed to hook and lose a brace of modest fish , which was if anything encouraging before we decided to rest the pool and return later.
We then tried an area a few miles downstream , but again we drew a blank and our heads were starting to go down.
After a roll and mars bar we mustered the enthusiasm to have another go. Eventually i had a take , and landed a wee grayling on my top dropper a pink beaded wire nymph ,a small triumph and it just gave us that we bit of a boost to carry on.
Brian was next of the mark with the smallest grayling I've ever seen, again though despite it's size it gave us encouragement to carry on.
Eventually my spiral indicator straightened and i was into what felt like a better fish, it was confirmed when it rolled combing the surface with a big red fringed fin , revealing it was a big male.
|What a sail!|