Winter fly fishing

Litton on form for Winter fishing

The start of my Winter guiding kicked off in great style at Litton when Chris Huston and I had some cracking sport.

This was Chris' first ever time fly fishing for trout from a boat, but he took to it really well and boated 9 fish.  Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Chris had boat fished using lures and baits, but never fly.  In fact, it was only his 4th time ever fly fishing for trout, so that made the day even more memorable.

Both Lower and Upper Litton are now completely full and actually overflowing.  The water is gin clear and most of the weedsbeds have died-off.  The morning session was great with nymphs on floating lines - gold headed nymphs were not even required.  Diawl Bach Nymphs and Crunchers took the majority of fish.

The afternoon was even better and as there was the odd fish rising, we decided to switch to dries - admittedly more out of hope than expectation.  I was amazed that we had 3 fish in 4 casts to twitched dries - the good old Hopper being the best pattern.

What a day - and if you fancy a day out on Litton - just drop me an email.

Chris playing a Litton rainbow
A fin perfect Litton rainbow trout
Chris Huston's first boat caught rainbow trout

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