Flies When To Use

MARCH TO APRIL APRIL TO MAY
NAME OF FLYMarch Brown
Teal & Black
Greenwell’s Glory
Dark Olive
Iron Blue Dun
Blae & Hare Lug (ear)
Hen Blackbird
Woodcock & Hare Lug
Starling Tip
Blae & Black
Silver Dorking
HOOK SIZE10, 12, 14
14
14
14
14, 16
14
14
14,16
16
14
14
NAME OF FLYDark Olive
Greenwell’s Glory
Light Olive
Medium Olive
Iron Blue Dun
Sand Fly – Female
Greentail or Grammon
Guinea Fowl
Teal & Red
Yellow May Dun
Black Spider
HOOK SIZE14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14, 16
16
JUNE JULY
NAME OF FLYCrane Swallow
Blue Winged Olive
Ginger Quill
Yellow May Dun
Greentail or Grammon Teal & Red
Guinea Fowl
Grey Drake/Drake Spider
Small Sedge
Partridge Tail
Cow Dung
Bald Coot
Shell Fly
Double Knotted Midge Gull Blae
HOOK SIZE14, 16
14
14
12, 14
14
14
14
14
14, 16
16
14, 16
18, 20
16
16
16
NAME OF FLYRed Quill
Blue Winged Olive
Orange Quill
Lark and Grey
Teal & Red
Crane Swallow
Guinea Fowl
Blue Dun
Dark Silver Horn – Male
Silver Horn – Female
Teal & Red
HOOK SIZE14, 16
14, 16
14, 16
14
14
14
14
14
14, 16
14, 16
14
AUGUST SEPTEMBER
NAME OF FLYAugust Dun Spider
August Dun/Wet Winged
Blae & Ginger
White Dip (Duck Tip)
Partridge Tail
Red Tag (Spider)
Yellow Mavis
Teal & Red
Heather Fly
Dark Olive
HOOK SIZE12, 14
12, 14
14
14,16
16
14, 16
14
14
14
14
NAME OF FLYPale Watery Dun
Spent Willow
Iron Blue
Medium Olive
Blae & Ginger
White Tip or Duck Tip
Crane Swallow
Pale Olive
Teal & Black
HOOK SIZE16
14
14, 16
14
14
14, 16
14, 16
14
14

RECOMMENDED DRY FLIES TO BE USED ON THE UPPER AVON.

MARCH TO APRIL MAY ONWARDS
NAME OF FLYBadger & Yellow
Scotch Grey
Dark Spring Olive Spider
Iron Blue Dun Spider
March Brown Spider
Greenwell’s Spider
HOOK SIZE14 – 16
14 – 16
14
16
10 – 12
14 – 16
NAME OF FLYPale Watery Spider
Black Spider
Medium Olive
Sand Fly Spider
Blue Winged Olive
Pale Evening Dun
Pheasant Tail
HOOK SIZE14 – 16
14 – 16
16
14 – 16
14 – 16
14 – 16
14 – 16

Many Thanks to Jim Delaney of the Nathan Valley Angling Association for allowing this article to be reproduced in full.

Glengavel Water joins the Avon Water by James B Brown

Glengavel Water joins the Avon Water by James B Brown

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