Large Dark Olive Dun (Baetis Rhodani)
But, in search of the grayling today, there was nothing showing at the surface, so it was a caddis pattern on the dropper and a constant changing between PTNs and beaded nymphs on the point. The heavier caddis / shrimp pattern was helping to get down to the fish, especailly in the faster water. However, it was also the prefered choice of the fish.
A welcome grayling on the the heavy weight bug took in faster streamy water. The short-line approach worked a treat:
Another falls to the heavy bug:
Even a few out of season trout showed an interest in the pattern:
Working the water methodically gave plenty of takes and the grayling were gathering in fast and quite shallow water. The warmer air temperatures and recent rainfall has seen the rivers in fine condition. More rain is forecast which may put a stop to sport for a few days... so I'm watching the clouds.