First Brownie of The Season, River Calder

this week I have been out three times on the river. Two outings resulted in blanks, but with the lighter nights and the okay “ish” weather it was just nice to be out on the river. So with my two blank sessions earlier in the week at the back of my mind, I set out after I finished work determined that today was the day I was going to get my first trout of the season.

When I arrived at the river it was running higher than normal due to rain in the night, but was still fishable. I took 5-10 minutes looking at the river spotting any rising fish. there was nothing. I set up my rod with a long leader with a silver tungsten bead nymph tied on the end.

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