This morning there was no overtime available and as I didn't start work until half one this afternoon I'd have been foolish to not use the opportunity to get a few hours fishing in. And in all honesty this would probably be my last session this year.
I have been tying a few heavy bead head bugs and such for grayling and I was determined they would get a swim of some sort.
|Sturdy's fancy bead head|
|Pink baetis nymph|
|Utah Killer bug|
|Red tag variant bead head|
Further down the pool from where I was fishing there were a pair of trout cleaning a size-able patch of gravel. I saw several redds throughout the morning which bodes well for the future. That future does look bleak though after having a conversation with one of the matchmen, he told me that last week a foreign national was trying to sell two carrier bags full of trout to one of the butchers in town. I only hope it wasn't true but I have no reason to disbelieve him.
|Male trout lying over the redd|