This clip shows you one of the highlights of my trip to bosnia. this trip was a huge learning experience and no matter how long you have fished there is always more to learn.
the water was so clear that you would generally sight fish and then stalk them.
here i can across a huge grayling lying in the middle of the pool and had tried a dry fly three times over him but he did not take an interest and didn't react to the fly.
a really interesting thing i learned is that if the fish is not responding try something else, be it a different pattern or tactic. in this case i tied on a size 20 gold head 1.5 mm bead pheasant tail nymph and on the second cast the grayling took the fly.
we were not using any indicators so with the clarity of the water and the sensitive take of the grayling when i saw a slight movement of the head i struck and hooked this amazing fish of 48 cm.
even though most of the fishing was dry fly fishing i personally found this type of targeting a single big fish exhilarating.
amazing sport were you have to react using instinct.
i have learned so much about grayling in the last few days.
i will be sharing my tips and experiences in my upcoming series of grayling posts.
That moment, when you lift the fish out of the net and it gets bigger and bigger! having a net as big as possible helps keeping the fish fresh and healthy when you prepare everything for measuring and taking pictures!
this meter+ pike swam away healthy and strong!
der moment, wenn man den fisch aus dem kescher hebt und er länger und länger wird! einen kescher zu haben, der so groß wie möglich ist, hilft dabei, die fische zu schonen, während man alles fürs messen und fotografieren her richtet.
diese meter+ hechtdame konnte so gesund und munter wieder zurück in ihr element schwimmen!