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Old 04-12-2016, 03:30 PM
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Out on the Test today, the grayling didn't switch on until the afternoon but it was worth the wait:

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I was a guest Danny. It has a different character to the Avon, we saw salmon running in the morning, quite a few stockie trout and a lazy chub.
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Vince were you sight fishing and what type of flies were you catching on .
We tried to sight fish but the low sun meant we cast a shadow before we arrived in sighting range. The better fish were caught by casting into pots and scrapes (which were slightly darker) from the margins. I used a jig nymph hares ear (3.5mm tungsten bead) on point and another hares ear with a pink tag (#16 2.5mm tungsten bead) on point. I used a 10/11 ft Wiltshire leader
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Vince. Looks like a decent day, I didn't bother yesterday or today due to bad back, although cold today it was quite nice outside with the wind not as bad as forecast.

Next week will be chasing rainbows at Exe Valley which will be only my second stillwater trip this year. With Xmas parties I might not get out again until the Xmas hols
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Vince. Looks like a decent day, I didn't bother yesterday or today due to bad back, although cold today it was quite nice outside with the wind not as bad as forecast.

Next week will be chasing rainbows at Exe Valley which will be only my second stillwater trip this year. With Xmas parties I might not get out again until the Xmas hols
Sorry to hear about your back. Even though it was cold, I was joking about getting sunburnt because I was out of the wind for a while and the sun was warm on my face
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