Trout are fished in teams of three on floating or intermediate lines these are proven fish catchers during the mayfly season and beyond.
This is an old mayfly nymph pattern from Lough Erne in County Fermanagh which is now popular all over Ireland.Fish it on the point at mayfly time with a team of wet mayflies.
Wet Mayfly patterns are numerous and vary greatly in colour, some bearing little resemblance to the hatching natural fly. My selection includes some of the older classic patterns e.g. Lansdale and Lough Erne Gosling as well as modern flies with muddler heads and bodies of gold and pearl. Fished in teams of three on floating or intermediate lines they are all proven fish catchers during the Mayfly season and beyond.
For a darker body use No 15 Dark Claret.
This wet mayfly pattern was given to me by Howard Black of kesh.Co. Fermanagh.Not many mayfly patterns have black in the body but this is a beautiful fly which has been fished successfully on Lough Erne for over thirty years.
A new pattern which I designed during the winter.I love the combination of body and hackle colours.Fish it on the top or middle dropper in a team of wets.
Let me know if you have success.
It is useful during the Mayfly to have a combination/variation of fly colours from dark to light, in ranges of Olives and Yellows.
This is a new pattern I designed recently to fish on the middle or the point.