My fishing buddy and I headed up to Hillend on Friday morning as we had booked a boat! However when we arrived it was far too windy for our liking. So we made our apologies and headed into West Lothian chasing rainbows for a first time visit to Drumtassie! On a 4hr C&R ticket! My mate and I both got 2 trout each. My 2nd fish was my last cast of our day and what a lump of a fish it was! Not sure of exact weight but it gave me a great scrap! The photo doesnt do it justice but when you compare it with the others you get an idea of the size! Both my fish were caught on a gaudy Greenish/Olive Lure while my mate caught his on a wee drab nymph pattern!
I have been at the tying bench tonight tying up a few Clan Chiefs. This fly is a favourite of mine. It is a modern day traditional fly created by an Orcadian man,John Kennedy. it was originally designed by him for migratory fish. It also has a good reputation on the mainland for brown trout. Its creator was clearly inspired by the Kingsmill - Moore bumble patterns. This version I have tied tonight is a little bit over dressed as it was originally intended to be tied sparsely. I will let the trout decide.