Dries 

  • Daddies
    Daddies

    The ever popular Daddy or Crane Fly in all its different guises, used to be fished for only a small part of the season but now fished year long, but when the natural is available the fish just cannot resist them.

  • Dapping Flies
    Dapping Flies

    Large and bushy are the requirements for dapping flies and these patterns have plenty of both

  • Hoppers
    Hoppers

    Ideally fished on a floating line these hoppers just sit in the surface film, which is exactly where they should be, and patrolling trout find them irrisistable all you have to do is give them time sip them down before striking, I also find that giving them a ling pull and creating a wake can provoke a response from interested trout.

  • Klinkhammer
    Klinkhammer

    Developed in the 1980s by Hans von Klinken, this is a parachute style of fly intended to imitate the emerging caddis, with the whole of the body sitting below the surface of the water but the post that the hackle is tied around sits proud of the water making the fly highly visable.

  • Mayfly
    Mayfly

    Mayfly time is one of the most exciting and spectacular periods of the year and like when the Daddy is available fish seem to go on a mass feeding frenzy, taking flies from the surface and rising ansd slashing at anything resembling a Mayfly. Drakes ansd Spent get most attention but the fish are also attracted to Humpy Sedges and the Wulff range of flies.  However it is a fairly short but nevertheless productive fishing period.

  • Muddlers
    Muddlers

    This adaptable pattern has been a huge fish killer for a long time, and the sectret of its sucess is that it can be fished in many different ways, from on the surface where it can represent all types of terestial flies, to under the surface where it resembles fry or large nymphs.

  • Para Dry
    Para Dry

    The parachute style of tying dry flies first seems to have come about in the 1930's when a Detroit angler visited Scotland and asked Martin's in Glasgow to tie a fly to his specification, a lady called Helen Todd tied the first British parachute. It is best fished upstream on a dead drift. Best in Spring and Summer on Streams and Rivers.

  • Sedge
    Sedge

    Sedges ( Caddis ) form a huge part of a trouts diet, and fishing them is probably the most exciting sport you can imagine, as the evening light has just gone then you hear the spashy slashing sounds of the feeding fish and you just hope that the next fly they take will be yours.

  • Sedgehogs
    Sedgehogs

    The Sedgehog or Half Hog is the invention of Stan Headley, looking like a little hedgehog but designed to immitate a Caddis  ( Sedge ) comes into its own in the latter part of the year fished on a floating line and make sure it is well ginked up before fishing then retrieve it with short jerky pulls.

  • Tenkara Flies
    Tenkara Flies

    These patterns are copies of the original Tenkara flies which has really taken off in the past couple of years can be used on rivers and locks with great results give it a try you will really enjoy this simple way of fishing

  • Traditional Dry Flies
    Traditional Dry Flies

    I would probably need more time than I have at present to do Dry Fly fishing justice so I will be updating this as soon as I can.

  • Dabbler
    Dabbler

    Great when fished Loch style as the movement they create can induce fish to travel a good distance just to have a look and yes they usually do take them.

  • Spiders
    Spiders

    These small spiders are probably the most underrated pattern you will find most angles thinking "these are too small to catch fish " however they are very sucessful particularly on venues that do a lot of catch and release, where the trout could almost tie the different patterns, they are also a very good river pattern.

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