Today was a public holiday in SA and I managed to sneak off to the streams for some fishing. We had some hard rain in the week and even had some reports of some snow on the mountain early in the week. It is supposed to be high summer and we have had snow!!! The rain made the river flow a little higher than what is normal for this time of year but at least it will let us fish for longer into the summer. The weather today was absolutely perfect and the fish though so to. There was no hatches that I could see and I also didn't see any fish rising, but all 20 odd rainbow's I caught today was caught on a dry fly.
With the high flows I got snapped off 3 times when a fish ran downstream and I could not follow it fast enough. I was fishing with 8X tippet as I forgot my 5x and 6x tippet at home. When I reached to top of my beat I turned around and had some fun catching small mouth bass with streamers on the way downstream.
I also decided to clean my tying desk today. I normally sit down and tie one or two flies and always end up either sticking the flies in whatever piece of foam or box that is close by. Well, apparently I have been tying a lot more than I though as I found a crap load of flies all over the place.