You will already be aware of the importance your blogger places on reconnaissance, especially towards the end of the close season.
The massive weir at Black Barn has slighted over this winter. There have been some excellent periods of high water, each bringing amazing power to bear on the river bed. The subsequent release of hundreds of tons of gravel pent up for more than a century has already been referred to this year. Now, as the water level begins to lower itself towards its summer height, (still some way to go of course) it is easier to see what bounty has been bestowed upon we lucky anglers.
"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" to find those wild rainbow trout of the Derbyshire Wye, ready and willing to take a bushy fake of a terrestrial, such as a soldier beetle or cow dung fly, the real ones are regular casualties on this river...
sherry spinners return on their urgent mission to carry on the next generation.
Kite's Imperial (variant).
Kite's Imperials?" The answer? "Reconnaissance!"