Water is required for most rivers at the moment to get some of your favourite fishing runs and pools with a bit more movement in them. Still there is some lovely fish being caught but not on the usual flies for this time of year, put away your heavy tubes and those very heavy sinking tips as all you will do is bounce the bottom. In these current water conditions dressed doubles, ½” and ¾” tubes and Conehead patterns will allow you to fish the desired depth.
We are moving in to one of the best times of the year for fly fishing and I would recommend the following patterns – the Posh Raider and the Copper Raider are reliable catchers throughout the summer months, any peat colour in the water, Copper Raider is favourable.
With Black and yellow patterns still well in use we have a new small Cinders feeler pattern with its small body and long feelers it a very tempting fly to fish.
Last but by no means least the Donegal Gunn tube pattern is a wonderful clear water pattern.
Wherever you are fishing in May mother nature is starting to come into one of the most exciting times of the year and I hope this carries on to your fishing trips also.
Wishing you all a great months fishing
Caledonia Fly fishing team.
Caledonia Fly Company wish you all tight lines and hope you have a very busy season catching. If you wish to see more of our patterns please look at our online brochure and buy them from our stockists list.