MOODS OF MAYFLIES
IT’S THE MOMENT MANY AN ANGLER LIVES for, arguably the most powerful inducement in fly fishing – silken waters, a windless late afternoon/ evening, a waning, but still warm sun, which together create perfect, even elegant, fishing conditions.
Then, almost mysteriously, a dimple shatters the water here, a meaningful plop there, followed by
a dramatic ring rise. The snout that created this sphere of perfection gently lifted to the surface to sip in an unsuspecting insect.
A quick glance around this heavenly river scene and all is revealed. Mayflies are starting to emerge and flitter hither and yon. An angler’s heart quickens. Suddenly it’s on.