Fly Selection in May

Sunday, 24 April 2016  |  Admin

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Fly Selection in May

Posted by Cliff Day on 

Fly fishing in May - a few fly choice recommendations

May can be a difficult month on both the river and stillwater
when the Ephemera danica or Mayfly hatches drift across the river 
here are a few of my flies for the month -
Nymphs
Walkers Mayfly nymph and pheasant tail nymph along with diawl bach

Wet Flies - yes don't forget wet flies try a black gnat, coach y bonddu ( beetle), black and peacock spider and of course small spider patterns

Dry Flies on the river Hawthorns still exist, try Grey Wulff,Lunns particular, Iron Blue, klinkhammers, yellow may dun, black gnat standard and parachute, CDC F Flies and on lakes try the yellow bodied Cow dung - a safe bet is also black foam beetles and ants - mayflies in late may like the silver and olive drakes, french partridge

for the reservoir try a midas dry and hoppers, the midas is a form of hopper really

and not forgetting of course the epoxy buzzer - my fave at this time of year, most dark colours and red work with black the obvious choice

also try CDC Emergers fished very slow

these are my own choices - you may well have your own preferences, and flies that work for you in May

tight lines