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Ideal flies during March

Top Flies in March include January&rsuo;s and February’ flies plus:-

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This month’s Fishing tip:-

When you look into the water, if it appears “to you” cloudy, don’t assume that it is cloudy for the fish. Therefore, don’t assume that you should use a large fly. At this time of the year, smaller flies, such as 10’s, 12’s and 14’s etc. fished deep and slow are best. A floating line and long leader or intermediate line would be ideal with a dead-slow, almost stopped, figure of eight retrieve.
Best fished either on a floating line and long leader or sinking/intermediate line near the bottom, using a slow figure of eight retrieve.

Usually starting to emerge in April the ever popular Alder fly or nymphs

The Alder Fly - an excellent fly for April

Alder Fly or Buzzer.

The most popular imitations for Alder nymphs are of flies like those below. It’s not important if you don’t have these exact patterns, as anything which has the same general colour, profile and size will do. Fish these flies as you would any other nymph. Use them as soon as you see the adults in the air; at anytime during daylight hours.

A Black Woolly Bugger fly

Black Woolly Bugger

The Woolly Bugger is a lure used for both rivers and stillwaters, it is best fished sunken, either weighted on a floating line / intermediate or unweighted on a sinking line. Use with a steady figure of eight retrieve.

For that extra bit of action, try pinching a small lead shot 6" from the hook.

Another Fritz pattern - The Orange Fritz.

Orange Fritz

A good general fly at any time of the year. Try other colours too. The Orange Fritz works very well when Daphnia are abundant in the summer months.

This fly works superbly when fished using various rates of retrieve. The pattern can also be tied in a variety of colours from dark to very bright. The darker coloured fritz’s are usually fished more slowly than the lighter coloured ones.

A sample of a Cats Whisker Fritz Fly

Cats Whisker Fritz

An all round lure, fish either on a floating, intermediate or sinking line at various rates of retrieve and it should still catch. It works superbly even when fished very slowly or even on the drop. Available in various colours and combinations from orange to black combo’s. One tied with a couple of strands of flourescent straggle in the tail can be deadly.

Ice Buzzer

A good winter fly - the Ice Buzzer

Another variant of a “Buzzer”. Others include the matchstick, and the flexifloss to name but a few. Fish in the same manner as the Haemoglobin Fly above.

Also, consider the Viva, Spectral Bloodworm, Beaded Apps Bloodworm, Black Pennell, small lures, and the gold ribbed hare’s ear.

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