So in the afternoon I decided to nip through to the Clyde, I walked downstream a good distance from the car to a big pool that I last fished in the springtime, stopping at one or two familiar pools on the way, I rose a couple from these pools but didn't waste to much time as I thought I would have time to fish them on the way back up.
|bank side poppies|
Once I was down at the big pool I was encouraged to see a few risers and quickly took a trout of a pound on the nymph, a change over to a smut pattern to cover a tiny dimple rise of what I assumed was a grayling turned out to be a good trout which wasn't happy at all about being hooked, going airborne when I struck.
A switch over to the nymph again to fish the head brought another pounder before I made my way upstream again, I covered a few risers unsuccessfully on the way back to the car but with time getting on was happy enough with my three trout for the afternoon.
|one on the nymph|
i was being watched!
|this one fell to a smut pattern|
its supposed to be another dry week so it doesn't look like the rivers are going to get a top up any time soon, main goal this week is to get my fly tying stuff into some kind of order, i might have a go for the mullet again next weekend if the weather and tides are suitable but if not i'll be just as happy on a river bank.