7.00 a.m butty shop (Scottish)
' What are them square things Duck they look lovely !! '
The whole shop looks at me like a alien and the women says it's a square sausage!
Euan Miller walks in like Liam Gallagher and says 'IL Hev a Lorne'
Anyway they were fooking lovely and why the hell don't we have them in England!!
I follow Euan as he takes me blindfolded to a scottish freestone river. I am bolloxed after a 4am start but look to my left while driving and have that buzz only fisherman know as I see a river that is so different from my Limestones flows..
Here the rivers look like they are going to swallow you up spit you into the sea..they look barren as hell but and not for the Gentleman May Fly water thrasher.
Euan was 'proper' he did what only a few do, and I got the same treatment by someone who took me the Froome..while I am on a away session off my home waters i never ever do anything other than listen and take advice from the Locals, never once question there methods or flys, I have learnt to fish so many styles this way and it catches me more big fish ..:/ I was set up with 3 of Euans flys , shown his style of fishing and put into the spots..
The fishing on these places is a breath of fresh air for bugging, no trees around me, a bottom so smooth you can just bounce you flys around the stones without losing 20 flys a session!! But where they are lovely they have there down side.. There are massive pools and searching for grayling around these places i imagine can be soul destroying on a hard day .
Euan walked me straight to a spot and pointed right to the zone ... 4 casts in with a 4.5 MM. slowing the droppers down I hit the one thing a grayling fisher loves ' the old moving log'
4 minutes into the fight I was gobsmacked by the power of this grayling, the Scottish flow is powerful and the fin goes up and your in for some heart pounding stuff ..
My first ever Scottish Grayling and right big thumper ..
Thankyou Euan, a man who would rather watch me catch more than himself ..'proper'
The Scottish dream