Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Iron Blues keep coming:


We’re lucky to be blessed with one of the most distinctive of Ephemerids the Iron blue Dun.  Equating to about a size 16 hook what these inky coloured upwings lack in size they more than make up for in numbers.  Admittedly, hatches might have petered out a wee bit from last week, but there’s still enough about to get the trout excited, including some of the larger specimens too.  Best of all, following the main hatch, duns continue to trickle off, frequently getting ushered into a quiet corner where these larger, secretive trout prefer to lurk.  With a little bit of patience and slice of luck…I managed to connect with a couple of these trout during a recent hatch.







…Nearly there… Leaning on a good fish to keep his head up








~Trout like this are well worth staking out~