Lockdown 2 saw us limit operations to Loynton Trout Fishery with lessons on a 1-2-1 basis only. On the plus side at least fishing has been allowed this time so we could work to some degree and indulge in fishing time too.
The mild weather meant nymph fishing has been very productive, particularly from late morning onwards. Trout really started to predate on small fish a lot more in November, what we call fry bashing. When conditions were right, a few trout also came to dry fly, which is a lot more common than people realise. It is a fact that if no one fishes dries, no one will catch on a dry????!
Productive patterns are general nymphs such as hares ear, PTN, cruncher, diawl bach, teeny nymph, plus buzzers and bloodworm. Tadpole, fritz and streamer style lures in a variety of colours for the fry bashers and opportunists. Adams (traditional and parachute) and shuttlecock style dries complete the selection. Remember it’s more about how, where and when you fish than the fly most of the time!!!
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