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July Flies For Rivers & Lakes

Sunday, 14 July 2013  |  Andy

July can be a difficult month for fly fishing, evenings will see some great hatches on stillwaters with heather flies drifting and easily blow on waters, buzzers, nymphs and shrimps wil be prolific. Damsels will hatch on stillwaters and mayflies will still hatch on rivers  with Iron blue duns and Caenis. Best days are slightly overcast, not too hot with a ripple on the water.

 What England & Wales (Environment Agency Rules) Scotland
Fishing Permitted:

Reservoirs & Lakes - Rainbow trout

UK Rivers - Open Season Brown Trout & Grayling

 

 

Reservoirs & Lochs Open Season for Trout & Brown Trout

Rivers - open season for Brown trout & Grayling

Note: Fishing for Brown Trout on Sundays is frowned on on some waters on Sundays Salmon and Sea Trout fishing is prohibited.
Notes:

Some small stillwaters  will start to suffer if the waters gets too warm, ideally go to small fisheries if they airate and cool the water or fish will be lethargic and simply cruise.

July Fly Hatches:

IThe Ephemeroptera. family sees hatches Iron Blues, Blue Winged Olives, Caenis and Automn Dunso. The  Trichoptera(Caddis) hatches include Cinnaomn Sedge througout England, Scotland  & Wales. Yellow Sally (Isoperla grammatica) will hatch in northern, Ccottish and Welsh waters.

Full hatch chart available June & July for July fly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available)
Natural Hatches:  
River Flies Recommended:

Nymphs: Blue Winged Olive (14)  or Beadhead Caddis Natural (12)

Dries:  Yellow Stonefly (12), Blue Winged Olive (14) or Ginger Quill (14)

Full hatch chart available June & July for July fly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available) 

Nymphs: March Brown nymph (12)  or Waterhen Spider (14)

Dries:  Large Dark Olive (12), Griffiths Gnat 14 to 20 or March Brown (14)

 
Full hatch chart available June & July for July fly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available)
July Natural Lake & Reservoir Flies Recommended:

Fish have hatched, small fry will be all around the stillwaters in the reed edges, try Green Pin Fry / Biot Damsel Pinfly or Grey Pin Fry fished along the edges of reservoirs and lakes

Buzzers - hot orange & yellow colour works wel on bright days, green on overcast days.

Sandy's Assassins - Emergers  - fish on subsurface film as midges hatch as an emerger 

Use Griffiths Gnat for a great black gnat imitator. Griffiths Gnat 14 to 20

Damsel nymphs - always present, fish particularly along the margins

Sandy's Blank Buster Bloodworm  - bloodworm fished on bottom of teams of flies, especially beadheads

Diawl batch - a great nymphs attractor

Full hatch chart available August & September for September fly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available)  

Daddy Long Legs - Craneflies Daddy Long Legs Black Body (12)

Buzzers - hot orange & yellow colour works well on bright days, green on overcast days.

Sandy's Assassins - Emergers  - fish on subsurface film as midges hatch as an emerger 

Scottish Loch Flies - all traditional scottish loch flies work well today as they did almost 50 years ago.

Full hatch chart available August & September for September fly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available)
July Lures for Lake & Reservoir Flies Recommended:

Pulling flies - Viva marabou, Cats Whisker, Humungus. Use Foam Arsed Blobs as suspenders for buzzers and allow to float, always a deadly technique

   
Tactics:

Static flies drifted with the current or suspended under foam arsed blobs or caddis flies work well. Try Stimulators as alternative flies to float a team of buzzers on stillwaters which is a deadly combination with trout hitting both the Stimulator and buzzers.

 

 
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