(Last updated: Monday 20th February)
Looking ahead to next week the forecast looks quite settled with some strong winds middle of the week. We have had a wee lift over Sunday which was probably snow melt. When I was down the river this morning the clarity was still very good. Looking at what flies and lures for the coming week I'd expect the Black and Yellow, Blacko's Dee Special and Monkey style patterns to continue to bring success, while on the spinning front the Blue Rapala and Tobies around 20gm – 28gm should bring some success. As always come prepared and always listen to the advice of your boatman or ghillie.
Given Current river conditions we would suggest that intermediate lines and various poly leaders should suffice with a wet II or equivalent in the bag for the deeper or faster flows, but come prepared and always listen to the advice of your boatman or ghillie.
Fly choice at this time of year normally falls back to the same loyal fish catching patterns. Black and Yellow, Gold Bodied Willie Gunn, Monkey patterns will all account for the Springer's over the early part of the season.
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