Around lunchtime the heavy rain turned to snow, only a light dusting to start with.... but much heavier and causing havoc further up the Dale with a friend reporting a few car crashes already with people unprepared and not driving to the current conditions.
I'm hoping that the snow continues that way there will be a very slim chance of getting a couple of hours after the Grayling myself tomorrow.....fingers crossed.
Last night seen me back at the vice tying up a few new patterns which I haven't tied before and a few other patterns to boost the box for next year.
The new pattern which I have never tried before, the Ammonite Nymph.
Room for improvement but not a bad first attempt if I even say so myself.
As always three flies tied, one for the fish one for the tree and one to pass onto another angler, the way I was always told to tie.
A couple of spin off's in different colours and trying varying techniques
Some Pheasant Tail Dries, these flies have accounted for a lot of Trout & Grayling on the Yorkshire rivers for me over the years, I always have a few in my box.
and finally a couple of Grayling witches with a slight twist, in the way of a palmered hackle instead of the traditional single hackle.
So with nothing further to do but hope that the rivers dont rise too much over the next 12 hours, I might as well sit and relax and read the newest copy of the Grayling Magazine which made its way through my letterbox a couple of days ago. Tight Lines if your out fishing! I hope I will be tomorrow.