NORTH WEST DURHAM ANGLING ASSOCIATION

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Hawthorn

 

About Hawthorne

 

On sunny spring days, hawthorn flies flit along the hedgerows and among low bushes; and if there is a good breeze, particularly on exposed upland streams and lakes, very many of these large flies end up on the water. These are the first of the terrestrial insects to cause a worthwhile rise.

 

 

 

Flybox's Expert Tips

 

Although stillwater trout will sometimes take a 'retrieved' hawthorn fly fished just below the surface, dry fly tactics are usually best when tackling river trout and 'educated' stillwater trout.

 In theory the Hawthorn wet or dry fly  should be used when the natural are out, but this is just not the case. Trout will strike spring to autumn on these.

 

 

 

Country of Origin:

England

Water Type:

River & Streams

 

Bibio

 

About Bibio

 

This fly is great as a top dropper or a bob fly.

Bobbing on the surface film, creating a enough of a little wake to attract the fish.

 

Fly Tying Techniques

 

Alternative, centre section of body hot orange or claret

 

Flybox's Expert Tips

 

Knowing where the fish are likely to be is a key asset on a successful days fishing.

 

Dressings

 

  • Hook : 10 -14
  • Thread : Black
  • Body in three parts : Black seal's fur; with scarlet seal's fur in the middle section
  • Rib : Silver wire or oval
  • Palmered hackle : Black cock
  • Hackle : Black cock, slightly larger

 

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Water Type:

Dams & Reservoirs / River & Streams / Still Water