Spot the angler!

What a perfect autumn day and just had to go fishing…..As I stepped into the river, I nearly disturbed another angler who was well tucked away amongst the foliage..

Spot the angler!
From Dorchester Fishing Club 2008

There was a hatch of small pale wateries and a few fish started moving, but all where very picky and I tried several imitations until I found one that worked. It’s a great little in-the-film CDC emerger tied on a size 20 hook. The pattern comes from Ed Engle’s excellent book “Tying Small Flies” which is ideal for rivers such as the Frome.

I fished on up and this little fly accounted for a nice 16″ grayling and countless 8 inch trout, a lovely afternoons fish with warm weather and little wind….
From Dorchester Fishing Club 2008
In-the-Film CDC Emerger
Hook: Size 20
Thread: colour to match the natural
Shuck(optional): Barred mallard or wood duck
Abdomen: The tying thread
Thorax: Peacock herl

Wing: CDC tied down wing style
From Dorchester Fishing Club 2008