Unexpected trips are the best!

After finishing work I decided to pull out the waders and boots and head to the river.

At first glance there were fish rising and jumping all up the river. I decided to start just under the bridge in Sowerby Bridge which is best for dry fly action.
At the end of my leader I had a small parachute Dunn which had brought me luck last time out on this stretch of the Calder. With in 5 minutes I had had a couple of nibbles but struck too early.
With my heart in my mouth I saw the jaws of a brownie rising towards my fly. If you’ve ever caught a fish on the dry you’ll know what I’m talking about! He took the fly aggressively and I was in!


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