Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Pliva, an insect factory…


After driving through the night to Gatwick and following a lengthy transfer we eventually arrived in the Pliva valley that little bit worse for wear.  Though rather than plunge in, all agreed to recover by talking a stroll by the river.  This gave us a heads-up on what fly life to expect.  Digging out a handful of weed produced scores of freshwater shrimps and turning over stones revealed huge cased caddis.  At least if the fish aren’t rising we know what kind of nymphs will be needed to tempt trout and grayling.


~Every stone yielded an impressive number of Cased Caddis~