Monday, 18 July 2011

River Hodder

An olive waiting with anticipation in the river bank rushes.

Best Grayling of the day, small but perfectly formed and there were plenty to be had.

A Yellow May Dun, spotted just as I got back tot he car on the windscreen!
Perfect day for the dry fly. Fishing the Hodder on the lightest tackle and the smallest dry flies is my absolute favorite type of fishing. The river was very low but this made it easier to se the good runs that were hiding small pods of grayling in the shadier pools. At times the action was fast a furious with almost a take a cast at times. The fish were mostly small but good fun.