Popular Flies to use during June

Useful Flies for June:-


June’s top Flies to use are :-

Good flies for June when you should see plenty of fish rising early mornings, and late afternoons in to the evening!

A fine example of a Black and Peacock Dry Fly

Black and Peacock Dry Fly.

The black and green peacock Dry Fly is an ideal early season dry fly. It has the black and green combination that makes flies like the Viva and Montana so popular.

The hackle is clipped underneath the hook which allows the fly to sit much deeper in the water when compared to a full hackled fly.

A Shrimp Fly, Scud or Czech pattern

Shrimp Fly, Scud or Czech

Fish it deep or close in to the bank where the trout are hunting for food.

I had to pick a single fly to fish through the winter it would be a toss up between the ubiquitous Pheasant Tail Nymph and the nutritious shrimp.

Shrimps, especially during winter, are one of the staples in the Trout diet during this time of year. Just compare the shrimps to the nymphs - in fish food terms it is the difference between a T-bone steak and a cocktail sausage!

The fish will go to great lengths to find shrimps. The bright pink and orange patterns are easier to track, but try other colours too.

A Pheasant tailed nymph A Pheasant tailed nymph

Pheasant tail Nymph.

Use this fly when small buzzers and nymphs are on the water. Fish the fly on a floating line with long leader using a slow figure eight retrieve.

The Left version of this nymph uses micro UV straggle fritz for the thorax.

Whereas that on the Right has the pheasant tail fibres pulled forward over the thorax and secured down with thread. Trim the waste fibres, build a neat head, whip finish and varnish.

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A good winter fly - the Haemoglobin Buzzer

The Haemoglobin Buzzer

Generally fished deep and close to the bottom always useful to have a few in your box.

There are many variants of the so called “Buzzer”, fishing with one on a bright sunny day can be effective.

The fly can be fished like many buzzers on either an intermediate or floating line using a very slow figure of eight retrieve. Takes can be about 2-4ft deep fished close to weed beds in shallow water. In winter this type of fly can be excellent when trout are still taking buzzers as part of their diet.

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A good all-round lure - the Viva

Black/Green/Yellow/Red Viva

A really good all round lure, The black and green, black and yellow or black and red colouring makes it an ideal fly for the early season. Fish it on a floating, intermediate or sinking  line at various rates of retrieve and it will still catch.

At this time of the year, a Black/Green fished on a sinking line on or near the bottom with a slow retrieve - deadly!

An excellent example of a Hawthorn Fly

Hawthorn Fly

The Hawthorn flies begin to appear during the first few weeks of May. Use a floating line, either as a static fly or with a slow twitch on retrieve.

It is useful having a variety of Hawthorn patterns with you as different patterns will be preferred during the day. On some days, only an exact match of the Hawthorn’s size and appearance will work!

A "Shipman's" Buzzer

Shipman's Buzzer

A simple, scruffy looking, and scruffier the better Fly. Just perfect for tricky surface feeders locked onto hatching buzzers.

Practising Fly Tying

Fly Tying

I've been practising inside for ages, finally got the hang of this fly tying milarky


All of the above are representations of various patterns of Suspended Buzzers and emergers, so any fly pattern that places a buzzer at or near the surface should be an effective fly to use.

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