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Old 22-07-2017, 05:43 PM
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Orkney last week...

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Had to take my specs off to see better...

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Good job they don't bite Col.
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Old 22-07-2017, 07:13 PM
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Indeed. Bad enough when they get in your ears and in your eyes and up your nose, and down your throat!

Now, I don't know how this goes down as a dubious activity...

See all that Caenis debris in the bottom of the boat? Jimmy and I parked up at the head of the wind, in 6 inches of water, on Boardhouse, to have lunch and, for a laugh, Jimmy started picking up handfuls of Caenis debris and chucking it out, over the water.

As it drifted out, we started to see rises to it. Well, I was set up with dries at the time, and so I put them out there. We were expecting a few 6-inchers might have a go, and in fairness a few 6-inchers did have a go. However, the next one to have a go was this...

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So, after that, we spent the next few hours stalking the margins, like they were the Cuban flats...

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We ran out of... er... groundbait , but it didn't matter too much - the fish were lying in the shelter of the big stones, looking for stuff blowing offshore, and we were giving them an option.

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Its been a long time since i last saw a hatch like that down south .
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A specstacular hatch.... sorry about that ....


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Do you know, the first thing that struck me when I saw the pictures was the thought, how much food is down there in the water that the trout have not eaten. The percentage of food eaten by the fish over the course of a year must be miniscule when compared to the total potential food supply, and our tiny offering sits amongst all that.
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I often pontificate. to the anglers.in my club.who persist in fishing from 9 to 5.(mostly with floating lines,) in the middle of summer.and then complain that maybe we should put in more fish.I Try to tell them that the browns are stuffing themselves all night long,when the flies are in abundance and the conditions suit them.You just have to be out on a warm evening and see the surface activity of trout slurping down the massive haches of sedges.and buzzers and yes caenis.(still not easy to catch as they are very selective) but it's amazing fun.

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Isn't nature simply amazing? Good idea of Jimmys, did they bother you afloat or just bank side?
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The only time I have seen a hatch that thick it was mosquitoes & gnats.

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The only time I have seen a hatch that thick it was mosquitoes & gnats.

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If photobucket had not blocked my images.I would have shown you a hatch of Scottish midges that was outrageous.

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