Category: Flies

The Wet Heather…..Fly

I think it is fair to say, if last year we struck lucky with the weather on Islay, it was unlikely we would strike that lucky two year son the trot. The tail end of this “Hurricane Helene” now officially Storm Helene, has landed in Islay at the same time as us.

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Sweating it

I fished a few deeper spots, not terribly convincingly I have to say as it seemed to become very warm and humid very quickly as the sun lowered in the sky and made you feel that weary hot way

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New Line

Should I be under a bung? It’s a method I will try but I do my best to avoid until absolutely necessary though there is no doubt to its effectiveness. I had though decided to change to a floater and was finishing the change to this and a three fly cast, a wee beaded nymph on point, a buzzer on top dropper and in the middle that great wee Burnhouse special, the Gary McLurg Wet fly.

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The Grayling Slayer

Sunday and I was practically pushed out the door to go fishing by the Mrs. To be honest it was either fishing or back to bed as I was frankly shattered for reasons too convoluted and irrelevant to the story to relate to you here. The sun was shining, it was a fine looking day and I opted for getting out.

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