Thankfully many fly fishermen are starting to return to wet fly patterns that their fellow anglers have been fishing for many years, I think that there is nothing better than fishing in a boat with a floating line, a team of 3 wet flies making short casts a couple of pulls back and hang the flies for as long as you can, it is totally relaxing and it can be very productive.
These flies fall or get blown on to the water and trout are very partial to them. The Black Gnat is a pattern worth trying near the reedy margins of stillwater. Gnats are prolific from late Spring till the end of the trout fishing season.
This pattern has taken many trout for me, particularly early in the season as trout have a great liking for this little fly. It is easy to spot as it is the only upwinged fly that has such an overall dark body color. It hatches during the summer with peaks at the beginning and end of summer
Hatches begin as early as late March and continue until October, with the best activity in May and early June. The scientific name is genus Baetis (pronounce beet-us) and Diphetor but the are more commonly known as BWOs, blue wing or tiny olives