First up the turkey biot klink. These are all brown ones tied on my favourite hook the humble Kamasan B100 these are 12's but i will tie a few 14's as well .
Next up are size 10 haresear klinks , i'll go through a lot of these particularly mid summer onwards.
Next again very similar to the above but gives a different footprint , is the dirty Polly . Excels in turbulent water and for this you could tie the hackle more to suit . A fly that i would reach for in poor clarity or on waters where the fish are often reluctant to rise to a surface fly has loads of triggers big surface footprint with hackle and wing and also penetrates the surface . The ones pictured are 10's but 12's and 14's are also useful .
This one proved its worth last season when the trout were being selective when on Medium olives , seemed to be the fly of the moment on many rivers during that hatch .
Next again a generic fly the wire nymph. This has been my bread and butter for many years , i used to tie it with a hare thorax but have since used peacock glister , both are useful but my preference is for the glister thorax, almost all i use nowadays apart from occasional wettings of the prince nymph and peeping caddis.
That shoud be the first months covered , ive aready plenty cdc and snowshoe patterns , and stuff for smutting fish and theres still plenty time for those high summer patterns such as Stimulators, G&H sedges maybe the odd balloon caddis, and the CDC and elk. Maybe a woolly bugger or two would be useful . And there are also flies for lochs to tie.
Off course it wasn't all work and no play there has been the odd flight of fancy coming off the vice lately , these are with pollock in mind, i hope they like them.
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