48H DRY FLY - JUNE 2012
The end of June, finally spring is here. The water is receding and warm, the fish prey intensively
in all parts for twenty-four hours a day. These are two such days when the ever present trout and graylings
on the surface distract me and I'm unable to focus on fishing.
The decision was easy - DRY FLY.
I couldn't stop fishing, but I could barely stand so I had to come out of the water. But tomorrow is another day.
A few out of focus pictures taken about 1 am.
The next day; a bay typical for graylings. The fish don't stop eating, not giving in to crossing sedges and olive may flies.
You can see that they are in a very good condition and mood :) More than once cardinal fish pretend to be sailfish fully rising above the surface.
It is very rare for grayling but almost each one during the first few seconds of drawing jumped out above the surface of the water.
Maybe it's some strange theory but I think that a fish is able to feel the moment of not being in danger and it's aware of the fact
that it will safety go back into the water.
The deep holes interwoven with huge stones sometimes waist-high are the perfect hiding places
but at the same time they are also a curse for a paddling angler.
This facial expression tells all. As far as I remember this grayling won. I wasn't able to take out three very nice cardinal fish.
I won't mislead in terms of their size but they were quite big. I met with failure a few times but good for them.
I add that the most useful have been standard CDC flies on #8-10 hooks as well as olive ephemerid (may flies) on #12 hooks
for about an hour at midday and in the evening.
The fishing rods that I used were Winston LT 8'9" #4 and SAGE Z-AXIS 9'6" #5.