|Should be a good gathering...
See you there?
A fish had just risen by that trailing branch and his angler has not caught it yet...
|Did You See That? There WAS a rise!
|Oh do you want me to move for a photograph of the Grayling Redd?
|Okay! I'll move then...
Pinch out three equal amounts of Highland Green, Green Olive and Lime Green DRF dubbing (this is Seal's Fur but not essential)
Mingle them together thoroughly
Collect the rest of the materials: Thick Black Thread; Size 14 LS Hooks; Dun Cock Hackles; Deer Hair; the mingled Green Dubbing.
Start at the bend and run on a bed of the thread to the point where the front of the body will be.
Dub on sufficient dubbing to make the body
Wind on the body down to the bend as shewn and rib it through to the front with open ribbing turns of the thread. Carry on with the thread to make a bed for the wing to adhere to.
Tear off enough Deer Hair to make a straggly wing and tie it in with three tight turns. Trim the wing roots to a taper.
Using the brush in the cap of some Sally Hansen Hard As Nails nail polish, stipple a good dollop into the trimmed roots of the wing and wind the thread tightly to the front just behind the eye.
Strip off the waste fibres at the root end of a Dun Cock Hackle and, with the concave side towards you, tie it in tightly into the still moist nail polish (or tying cement) finishing at the base of the wing.
Wind the hackle 6 to 8 turns back to the base of the wing. Catch it in with the thread and quickly wind the thread through the hackle back to the very front of the fly just behind the hook eye. Tweak off both waste ends of the hackle. Make a whip finish and lacquer the head, remembering to clear the eye before it dries. Voila! The "Fresh Grannom"!
|A fine place for an ambush come high summer.
|Fresh woody debris that has landed perfectly after splitting from the tree in a gale
|This high water shows up the seams that will be feed lanes and holding stations come summertime
|Here's another spot where a branch has snagged and then caught up more debris for trout to hide in.