~Yours truly disturbing caddis…or something like that~
Although much of our sport centred round upwinged hatches the San boasts an incredible population of caddis too. Admittedly, many of these emerge undercover of darkness before making for bankside safety. Believe it or not, retrieving a snagged fly from overhanging trees has certain advantages. Any adult caddis resting here were easily disturbed and soon scuttling about the surface. In such circumstances it’s hard not to take advantage by flinging a fly into the immediate area.
We all like a photo of a good fish for posterity and Paul Mercer is no different. However, whilst trying to snap a plump grayling, it happened to slip from his hand……that’s what he reckons anyway!