Its been a while since I caught a Rainbow Trout, largely due to them not living in the rivers that I fish. A recent invitation to a small lake gave me a few hours of fishing for these and boy was it fun. The day also reminded me that it was time to try my own club lakes but only of the rivers cann’t be fished as they are what I enjoy most. I don’t think I have actually caught one for years (at least since the last time I went to Slovenia). I was told before hand to have a few Blue flash Damsels. I did a bit of searching and found a pattern or two proving that there are no standards. They looked like little wooly buggers, so how can you call them damsels? So from this thinking and not having any olive grizzly hackle ( I am not keen on plain hackle, I tied a variation (so good and nice looking I’ll do a separate post.
The day was cold, really cold and the lakes were clearish and I good see the fish with a few good sized ones. I tied a size 12 blue flash rubber on and that is all I needed. The odd fish did show, possibly to midge but mostly they were deep and I managed to get roughly a dozen and to forget to take pictures.