Saturday, 5 October 2013

From Sun to Rain:


Our first group of the Fly Odyssey Bosnian adventure (right) enjoyed a warm climate, calling for shirt sleeve order.  However, week two dawned wet and miserable.  Amazingly, tumbling temperatures didn’t prevent flies from hatching.  In fact they simply encouraged them, treating us to flurries of Blue-Winged Olives that reached blizzard status.  Thousands of duns stuck to the surface for longer periods saw the water erupt into life as trout and grayling gorged themselves. Given this, the group couldn’t have asked for a better start…




Damp conditions saw hatches last for several hours, treating us to dry fly fishing like never before!










The horrible weather might have required a couple more layers, but it also prevented B-WOs from lifting off, making them an easy target for trout and grayling






Patience and guile reward Hilary Langan with several plump grayling on her first morning.  Pictured with head guide Mita Balaban her smile says it all










Mark Irvine was just as quick to get to grips with the Ribnik’s trout on a size 18 shuttlecock emerger