My two most recent visits to Hillend have been rather frustrating!
Last Wednesday night I had the boathouse bay to myself, probably because it was a rather murky night with a brisk cold easterly wind blowing down the loch. As a result there wasnt much fly life around and I only saw a couple of fish showing all night.
However I did fool a troot with the fly pictured top here. Never the less i only managed to hook play and lose it, much to my ire as it was the only troot action I encountered all night!
On Friday night I ventured down to the wee moss area where I once again hooked, played and lost a troot this time fooled by a suspender buzzer pictured here.
On close inspection of my flies I noticed that the hook got straightened.
Since then I've tied a few more SBs on good strong kamasan hooks.
Heres hoping that my next time up at the Loch proves to be more successful.