We have had some heavy rain roday and I had thought the chances of getting on the river was pretty slim today. But there was a decent break in the weather and I slipped out for just an hour before the sun disappeared.
I started with the nymph and managed to hook a decent grayling in some very skinny water. Perhaps that was my undoing, cause after a good few pulls, its twisting and turning earned it its freedom. There were no rises showing, but there were steadily a few caddis fluttering. So, on with a CDC caddis imitation, and I had three takes in three casts. Small fish hitting the fly hard - but nonetheless, they rose to an imitation when they were apparently disinteredt in the natural. I guess they were waiting for them to start appearing on the surface.
Always worth a shot as the light fades.