Friday, 9 October 2009

~Searching a nice run~ photo: Rod Calbrade

Time for Grayling:

With tumbling leaves and the threat of frost, it's time to seek out those grayling. My first grayling foray took place on the Ure and following recent heavy rain the river was carry a tinge of colour. Thankfully, this didn't deter grayling from feeding and although cold temperatures delayed any hatch of fly, fish could be had on a team of spiders worked through boisterous runs. However, by early afternoon aphids (greenfly) carpeted the smooth glides, resulting in plenty of dimpling rises. A size 18 black Klinkhamer worked a treat though the fly had to drift unfettered, otherwise fish would snub it.


~A decent fish returned~ photo Rod Calbrade