Friday, 1 June 2012
Different but the same...
Same river, same spot, but completely different this time round. Different weather, different water levels, different flies, but it still produced a fine fish to the Gray Wulff variant and made sure the day, although wet enough to cause a scurrying home to change into some dry clothes and then a scurrying back again, was sufficiently encouraging to keep the angler happily engaged to his pleasant task.
This spot was a little discouraging in that the nettles had been sprayed, the cover was gone and so were the big fish that used to line up here. Only smaller fish this year and egotism demands that this was not due to faulty angling but due to the absence this year of the tangled cover that made a letter box cast essential last year.
It was good to be out though and the Drake is getting nicely underway in Derbyshire, as well as in the sunny south of England. The next few days are anticipated with eagerness...