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.
An excellent pattern for the river. It doesn't represent any specific fly but works well, and is very buoyant.
Tail and body rib is from a mandarin duck, body is a fine dark grey dubbing and finished with several wraps of grizzle hackle.