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March's Best Fly Fishing Flies For River & Stillwater Trout

1 CommentThursday, 6 February 2014  |  Andy

We the weather improving through March early indications for trout fly fishing are that temperatures should be around 10C and not mad winds like we have had through January and February. There are still superb Trout to be had, Stillwaters are producing stunning Brown & Rainbow Trout and rivers will be opening for Trout mostly on 22nd March. (check local byelaws from the Environment Agency for your rivers).

Our free hatch chart for March trout fly fishing is available now for registered customers who have placed orders with us you will have received your password to access the hatch charts by email. Get ready for the rivers with some of our stunning new wriggling nymphs based on Yorkshire Grub Hooks or  Waterhen spider which imitates Large Dark Olive's which should be hatching in morning to early afternoon or use a Rough Olive or Large Dark Olive both in Size 12 which are good imitations. With March Browns(Rithrogena germanica) starting hatching on rivers the prepared fisherman will be the one catching fish!

We will of course be buzzer fishing on stillwaters, with Sandys Flash Back Buzzers Green head being our fly of choice when buzzer fishing in sizes 10. Indeed the first flies we will try on stillwaters will be Sandys Buzzers! If we need to try lures then our favorite will be Viva Mini Lures, these work well with the black and green regularly producing fish or Red Head Cats Whisker JC Mini Lure with its' Jungle Cock eyes providing stunning fry imitations as our alternative colour lures.

 

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

Reservoirs & Lakes - Rainbow trout

UK Rivers - Open Season Brown Trout (from March 22nd Check local byelaws) & Grayling

 

 

Reservoirs & Lochs Open Season for Trout & Brown Trout (check local byelaws)

Rivers - open season for Brown trout (check local byelaws) & Grayling

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

Notes:

At last trout can be caught in rivers and of course there are plentyful Rainbow & Brown Trout in stillwaters, ranging from large waters like Grafham Water and Rutland through to smaller stillwaters like Arnfield and Roxholme

March Fly Hatches:

In March English & Scottish rivers sees hatches of  Dark Olives (LDO - Baetis rhodani) and March Brown and other Ephemeroptera. Good nymph feeding on buzzers, damsel nymphs and sporadic feeding on corixa.

Full hatch chart available March fly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available)

Natural Hatches:  
March River Flies Recommended:

Nymphs: March Brown nymph (12), Beadhead GRHE (14)

Dries:  Large Dark Olive (12) or March Brown (14)

Full hatch chart available March fly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available) 

Nymphs: March Brown nymph (12), Beadhead GRHE (14)

Dries:  Large Dark Olive (12) or March Brown (14)

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

March Natural Lake & Reservoir Flies Recommended:

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 

Damsel nymphs - always present, fish particularly along the margins try Damsel living olive nymph or Damsel Crippled Foam

Diawl batch - a great nymphs attractor

Full hatch chart available for March 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 wel on bright days, green on overcast days.

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

 

Full hatch chart available for Marchfly hatches, customers will be emailed password to this protected area when available)

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

March Fly Fishing Tactics:

Allow your flies to drop into the feeding zone and then retrieve quickly to spark the trout's aggression. Jerked pulls usually work well rather than constant speeds. 

March Loch Flies A selection of the following flies should be more than adequate: Alexandra, Black Zulu, Blue ZuluButcher, Kingfisher ButcherBlack Pennell, Dunkeld, Grouse & Claret, Soldier Palmer, Cinnamon,,  Cinnamon & GoldInvicta, March Brown, Teal Blue & Silver or alternatively look at our complete The Essential Scottish Loch Trout Fly Selection

 


Glyn Barraclough
Tuesday, 1 April 2014  |  23:17

Very good information greatly received thank you.

 
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