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Traditional Dry Flies
Adams Irrisistable is a very successful pattern in the United States, and it has crossed the pond with similar success, it is one of those almost unsinkable flies, and when there is slight chop on the water surface, retrieving it through it creates a slight wake which the feeding fish cannot resist.
Black Gnat most likely evolved as a dry fly adaptation of a very old British wet fly pattern. Whatever its origins, it has been a standby fly of dry fly anglers for decades. It is a great dry fly for early morning or late evening fishing, or on overcast days when the dark silhouette seems to be readily visible to rising trout.
Its possibly the world's best known fly pattern, it was first tied by Canon Greenwell 150 years ago for fishing the River Tweed this very simple but effective pattern has proved time and time again its excellence, as from the start of the season to the close it seems to represent an 'olive' the trout cannot resist.
Iron Blue Dun is a standard hackled classic that has a permanent home in most UK dry flyfishers flyboxes. It is representative of the male dun and the hatches occur throughout the season, surprisingly often on poor weather days when there are no other dun's to be seen