Making the best of what felt like a seasonal changing day… We return to the Wylye to fish the water seemingly at it’s lowest level for nigh on a year gone.
We have a weir pool at the lower end of the river that over the last 3 visits has drawn but a few fish and the odd blank. The pool is such that one look brings an inner warmth and a knowing that they are there and almost within reach, they’re just playing darn awkward to catch… we hoped!
We spent time deep in thought over a cup ‘o’ tea as one would expect, and the need for perhaps a change of method to try and entice the blighters. Fly pattern wasn’t a concern as long as it was small and buggy, today was about depth and shot patterns for bug like swim presentation. Some of it on low line droppers as above…
…or plummeting depth chargers as below
Warren with an up and across approach… the ‘TF’ indicator as always in place to assist
Thyself below attempting similar type presentations in the calmer upper water only but confirming that certain shot patterns warranted pools and troubled water… they were not for glassy glides.
We’d cracked it, no need for a sacrificial fly and not a snag to be had, fingers crossed… we just need a return visit to repeat the exercise to ensure it wasn’t just a barmy fluke. Shall be sharing some simple ideas and graphics soon ~ stroll on the grayling!