A few more small trout were rising and as I picked my way through them it got me thinking if they had ever seen an artificial fly in there lives before.
As the day wore on and a bit more moving around some lovely glides and pools which I had never fished before produced some lovely fish including some Big ladies for such a small river.
A lovely sized Grayling and showing no signs of spawning whatsoever and she did fight hard, which led me to believe at the start she was a good Brownie and 10 minutes later her sister joined her on the bank
Another pool in the wood produce another couple of small brownies coming from the shade below the roots.
By this time it was well into the afternoon as it had been slow walking most of the day which was taking its toll, so the stashed bag got brought out from its hiding place and the kettle was put on.
After a rest I fished on for another hour catching another couple of small but pristine trout.
All in all a very enjoyable day, none of the bigger brownies wanted to show but the ladies certainly shone through all on the dry fly, nothing better.