20 February 2013

It's a start (Tying for another trout Season )

As  a trout angler i have  a preference for rivers over lochs, although hopefully this season will  see some variety with a few visits to lochs. With the season not far now  I've forced myself to have a few sessions  on the vice , not an awful lot to tie still plenty from last season of certain patterns , an hour here and there ,and  ive started to build up a stock, no flights of fancy just the workhorses that  will actually see the light of day.  

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  .
A black one in a 12 looks useful for the black terrestrial stuff, particularly hawthorn flies. And I've tied these up with a specific burn in mind.
Hawthorn fly

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.
Size 2/0 deceivers