Scotland saltwater - Pollack fly fishing
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The wind was tricky but we managed a few pollack each, coming to black clousers and collie dogs but most fish were of the green variety. Curiously pollack size and colour seem to be related. When they’re below a pound they’re mostly green, between 2 and 4lb they’re a sort of mottled bronze and when they’re 5lb and over they’re a deep bronze. Even more curiously this seems to be mirrored, in reverse by coal fish (AKA ling), which are sometimes bronze when wee and green as they get bigger. Day two after our first night in a hostel was a harsh event. We had 30-40 mph winds, squalls of heavy rain and tricky terrain to tackle, however it was pretty good on results, with this sizeable pollack coming to an outsize butcher fly. We had a number of other good pollack and also a surprise ballan wrasse, of hefty proportions, which to my considerable distress, freed itself at the lip of the net.