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Which fishing flies should we use to match the naturals we find in rivers and stillwaters? Look up the fly by name and check which fly is recommended to match.
Baetis Atrebatinus - Small Dark Olives
Baetis Niger, Mutis - Iron Blue Duns
Widespread on medium to fast flowing water.
Baetis Rhodani - Large Dark Olives
One of the first olives to appear.
Baetis Tenax - Medium Olives
Usually found earlier in the season
Bibio Johannis - Black Gnat
Seen in swarms close to the ground and water.
Bibio Marci - Hawthorn Fly
A terrestrial insect found near hawthorn bushes in May.
Baetis fuscatus - Pale Watery Duns
Chronomidae - Chironomus spp
Cloeon Simile - Lake Olive Spinners
Ephemera Ignita - Blue Winged Olive
May to September
Ephemera Danica / Vulgata / Lineata
Ephemerella Notata - Yellow Evening Duns
Gammarus Pulex - Freshwater Shrimp
Leptophlebia Vespertina - Claret Dun
Sluggish rivers and bog bays of lakes / loughs
Odonata - Damselflies & Dragonflies
Damselflies & Dragonflies
Perla Bipunctata, Dinocras Cephalotes - Stoneflies
Phryganea Grandis / Phryganea Striata - Great Red Sedge
Great Red Sedge
Rhithrogena Germanica - The March Brown
Emerging in March & April on fast stony rivers.
Rithrogena Semicolorata - Olive Uprights
Sialis Lutaroa / Sialis Fuliginosa - Alderfly
Tipulidae Oleracea - Craneflies (Daddy Longlegs)
Daddy Longlegs / Craneflies
Brachycentrus subnubilis - Grannom Caddis
A caddis fly.