The Summer is now into its old age and heading towards its grave – the leaves are falling off the trees and I had been hoping to have one final cast before the winter (and close season hit) – I also had a plan to clean the grime from my Salmon fishing exploits off my waders..
When I gazed at my chosen stream from a bridge it looked perfect – problem is I have never fished this part so was not sure what it should actually look like. It looks nice though – pools, riffles,runs etc.
Problem was when I drove up the river for this stolen hour I was to find the fishing not quite impossible but certainly not enjoyable..
It was also raining and blowy – I decided that I would rather chill and watch the birds for a bit instead of frantically getting myself set up. The good news for next year is that I have found another couple of trout streams (small uns’) that I intend to have a bash on next year.
Over the next week or so I will start to dissect the season and we can have a chat about it – for now I am going to start getting my fly tying gear out and start planning!