The banks are tree lined and there is a canopy in places and although you could scrape through with a 9ft rod with a few tangles, I'd recommend a 7-8ft rod to avoid having to manoeuvre more than necessary.
As expected the dries were being taken with venom and my Ballon Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Grey Duster all took browns successfully and below are a couple of the browns I landed. The fish here are really scattered everywhere due to the abundance of riverbed cover, fan casting pays dividends, so no need to work along banks etc.
I noticed a few Daddies scattered about and for some reason the Rainbows loved them, especially in the faster water where they tend to hang out, just on the tail end of a riffle. These Rainbows were a welcomed addition to my days fishing and all were in great condition and packed with unlimited stamina. Using my net or taking a long shower where the only options as they didn't know when to stop fighting, and although all my browns were all taken by hand, the rainbows had to be netted. Below are a few pics of the Rainbows I caught and although my pursuit is always brown trout, these feisty rainbows made a pleasant change