Perfect Summers Day

A perfect summers day, well except for the wind, the rain and the cold!

Fished the Upper Water in the hope of finding some shelter and a few fish moving. The River looked great and as I started to tackle I could see a few fish rising – but, to what I just couldn’t see.

First I tried a size 18 GRHE and after a good few casts realised that they weren’t interested in that. So I tied on a shuttlecock style fly, it’s a very simple pattern and one I used with great success in Poland; olive thread and a small bunch of CDC. This worked straight away and I had a very pleasant & wet afternoon working my way back to my car, with plenty of trout and grayling…

Shuttlecock Fly