Early July signals our departure for the north of Scotland, to join friends for what has become an annual week of salmon fishing on the Spey. This is (I think) our sixth visit and the fishing remains difficult and for reasons unknown, not very productive.
No matter. I have a camera(s) with me and can spend hours soaking up the majesty of the Highlands and weather permitting, taking some very satisfying photographs.
Enough from me. Here’s what convinces me to return year after year, even if there are few salmon to be had*.
* Torrential rain late last week briefly raised the level of the Spey by at least 30cm, leading to (ghillie-approved) spinning in place of fly angling. With the change of tackle, I managed to hook a decent sized sea trout, but its gymnastics saw it escape before I could land it, take out the hook and return it to the water.
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