Top 10 Dry Flies For Rainbow Trout
Friday, 9 September 2016 | Andy
Top Trout Dry Flies - The Best Dries For Your Rainbow Trout Stillwater Fly Fishing
Which Dry Flies Should You Take For Rainbows On Reservoirs, Lakes and Lochs?
One of the most frequently asked questions on telephone to our staff. We thought we'd list our Essential Flies that are always in our fly boxes when we go stillwater fly fishing.
Flies fall into 4 categories for Rainbows, Dries, Nymphs, Buzzers and Lures or Streamers. These are used at different times according to the feeding patterns of the fish. Here we will make our recommendations of the flies that go into our fly boxes. These patterns may change through the year as different hatches occur. Check our hatch charts available to registered users every month.
In this blog post we will focus just on dry flies. There are dry flies that work all year and some which are more seasonal however all these are fly patterns you will find in the teams fly boxes.
Although there are many other dry flies that work during the year like Hawthorns, Damsels often seen darting and hoppers these are our go to fly patterns to imitate dries on stillwaters. Foam flies like snail patterns work well in autumn but it is the core patterns above that always catch trout when they are on the surface looking for naturals.