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Rated Flies used by our anglers during April

Wet flies to use during April:-


An example of a CDC emerger buzzer

CDC emerger.

The CDC (Cul De Canard) feather has wonderful floating capabilities, one of it’s best uses is in the CDC buzzer. A deadly pattern wherever buzzers are hatching. Used on a floating line, the fly is cast out and then either wait for the trout to take the fly, cover a rise with the fly or pull the CDC under the surface of the water and allow it to resurface with the buoyancy of the CDC feathers, the latter method can have dramatic catching effects.

A 'Shipman's Buzzer

Shipman’s Buzzer.

Try it at about 4ft deep

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

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.

A good winter fly - the Ice Buzzer

Matchstick Buzzer

The Matchstick Buzzer is a simple, awesome fly for stillwaters. A very basic buzzer pattern that gets it’s name from looking like a match with a slim body and rounded head. There are many colour variations for this fly, but the most common are black or red body and heads in Fluorescent green, Fluorescent orange, red, pink or yellow.

Wide gape hooks patterns in larger sizes are usually favoured and believed to aid hookups. The rib can be wound in tight or wide turns and it is worthwhile to keep a few different rib variations in your box.

Practising Fly Tying

Fly Tying

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

An Olive Klinkhammer nymph

Olive Klink Hammer

Traditionally the Large Dark Olive is very much the fly for early April, until the Grannom appear, the first hatch of the year to send trout into a frenzy. However, if you like to kill two birds with one stone and cover every base give the Olive Klinkhammer a good try?

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