Hopefully now as the season is warming up the fish are feeding more freely and possibly even rising to hatches.
Various varieties of Duns, Olives and the ubiquitous Mayfly will be appearing on the water.
The chances of catching on a dry fly will be increasing although wets and nymphs will still be the mainstay of many fly fishers.
Takes may be more dynamic with the fish rising and moving more freely although all it takes is a change in the weather to scupper the plans. While hatches may work to a rough diary the fish will still have the upper hand in deciding whether to cooperate with the angler or not.
Following on from the ‘starter for 10’ flies posted in March this year, here are a few more suggestions.
(Many thanks to Sandy at Hooked on Fishing in Renfrew for ‘tying and supplying’ all the flies pictured above)