This father and son team had a productive day yesterday fishing the Dee for the first time. The Dee is low at the moment and it proved ideal for the youngster to get in the river and catch his first grayling. His father went on to catch another 11 rounding things up nicely to a dozen.
The lady of the stream can be a fickle mistress. A couple of weeks ago she dined on pink spider and dry fly patterns, but just a few days later her craving was for something citrus.
Pull apart a net bag, the sort satsumas are sold in, stretch it a little, use it as a body wrap and lightly varnish before adding a rib and hackle. Grayling love them, well they did this week!
After guiding a client in the morning I had a cracking few hours on Monday afternoon. Three fish in my first ten minutes fell for the charms of a pink and red spider. I was so impressed with it's catching abilities I tied a load more this morning. I've also tied a few as a dry fly variant and will give that a go over the next few days.
I really enjoy going fishing with a few mates but sometimes I really appreciate the solitude of fishing alone. Having time to switch off and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Simon had never fished the beat we visited over the weekend and was over the moon with the quality of the grayling fishing.
Had a great time over the weekend giving demonstrations and casting tuition at the Rhug Country fair and looking forward to next year's.
If you were there let me know what you thought of it.