Slowly Does It:
Mat McHugh of Fly Odyssey gave me a valuable lesson in sighting trout in clear water. Mat (above) edges forward slowly on a shallow section of the Minnivallalaekur, checking out every shape on the riverbed before moving on. He located a decent trout feeding close to the bank though before he could cast the fish moved on. Not one for quitting, Mat was back the following morning and duly landed a solid 5-pounder. Proof that sneaking about on hands and knees really does pay dividends.