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    Both my choices are home made.

    On the point I'd have a goldhead nymph. This would be dubbed with a mixture of hares ear and squirrel. I usually add a short tag, most often of red wool. This fly has a 'buggy' body, representative of many creatures living in the river. It also acts as a lure, with the flash of the gold bead, and the red target at the back.

    On the dropper I'll go for a simple black spider. Black thread body ribbed with fine silver wire. The black hen hackle is very sparse.

    Fished downstream and across, the spider tends to fish just under the surface, and picks up fish feeding in that area. Grayling in particular really hammer this fly.

    The goldhead gets deeper, and picks up some nice Trout.

    What's your favourite combo?


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    Booby and either an epoxy buzzer with orange cheeks or a bloodworm type pattern.

    Diawl bachs too!

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    I thought the question was flies for river trout? I'd go for partridge and orange as a general upstream wet/spent pattern, and the ubiquitous pheasant-tail nymph for deeper fish.

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    You shouldn't be without a Waterhen Bloa size 14, for early spring.

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    What size the goldhead Ric?Having a quiet spell so being nosey...Ta.

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    Same as you Ric except the Goldhead, I prefer a dark green tag though, the hairyeur the better. Sub surface spiders cannot beat them on the top dropper.

    Bibio's also work as well and not just for stillwaters.
    The older I gets....the heavier it was .... Old farts rule OK

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    All these flies confuse me, i've got loads of them but haven't a clue what they are called. Alot of them look like earings to me

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    >Alot of them look like earings to me <
    Very painful earings though Weny


    Snipe and purple on the dropper and pheasant tail nymph on the point however, of late on the point I've picked up some nice trout with a partridge and orange tied with a gold rib, the gold rib also helps it to sink and or fish deeper than the dropper. I fish this pattern both up stream and down, depending on the swim.
    I'm now tying my own flies again but the idea of fishing the partridge and orange with a rib was advice given to me by an angler who had fish the Ure for grayling.

    Does anyone dub the bodies of their spiders? I'm just reading again an old book on wet fly fishing and the writer is very much into the translucency effect that a very light dubbing has on the body, especially when the trout see the fly against the lightness of the surface.

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    Sorry about the Weny Wendy! Trying to type too fast. Funny how you always spot it after you've hit the return key!

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    haha, i don't mind being Weny, jhn haha.

    I think i should get myself a fly book, today John i was just picking flies because they were nice! I still caught on them though! But i wish i knew the names of them.

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