We hurriedly rigged rods, threw on waders and headed to the river close by the lodge. As we peered off of a small cliff edge, you could spot the char everywhere. And they were feeding! It was game on. Sight fishing to these beautiful fish in crystal clear water was an absolute blast, and they fight like crazy!
Our time in the highlands was too short, we barely scratched the surface exploring the water close at hand to the lodge, say nothing of the headwater sections of multiple rivers close at hand. But the memories of hard fighting brown trout and feisty arctic char will stick with us.
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