Undeterred I was introduced by email to Felix & Manfred both from Austria who were looking for another angler to make up the numbers so after a few emails the dates etc were all finalized.
Thankfully after spending 17 years based in Germany I had the sense to learn the language which although a bit rusty will soon be put back into use & the lads speak English so am sure as anglers with a common cause we will get by after a whisky or two, or even maybe three or four.
With all the flies now tied, the lines sorted out, the conversion from Split Cane rods back to Carbon.........purely for the trip I would like to add!
The bags are finally packed.
All that remains for me to say now is Auf Wiedersehen. Graylingland here I come.