Whilst there are still some Mayfly to be seen and on some rivers the fish will happily target them, the beginning of June heralds the start of 'Summer' fishing proper. Smaller olives patterns, caddis imitations and terrestrial patterns all come into play. Great stuff! Don't get me wrong ~ I love the Mayfly weeks as much as anyone, but there is something very reassuring about the return to smaller patterns, lighter tippets and the challenge of seeking out a lunker feeding any an array of different insects.
|The CDC Dun - click on the photo for a tying tutorial|
|Slim, sparse & tapering bodies are required ~ keep them dainty|
|The foam beetrle ~ click on the photo for a tying tutorial|