March Dry Fly Collection for Rivers
To acompany our Hatch Chart we have compiled a collection of 15 Dry flies which should be perfect for fishing Rivers in March around the United Kingdom.
Matching the hatch is crucial to a successful days fishing, so most days start with one question 'Which fly should I use?' For many anglers this is answered either by experience or guesswork often based on what has worked previously or something you heard from another angler that worked for them.
Large Dark Olives can be seen accross the UK on Straems and Rivers year round, however we find it most useful to fish in the Spring. This is because it is one of the earliest flies to appearand if often the only 'up' winged fly so early on in the year, which makes it very easy to identify.
Warm Day - Trout will be more likely to take hatching Large Dark Olives or fully hatched Duns, so a floating imitation could be your answer.
Cold Day - Floating flies may not work, you will need to check if you can swap to a Nymph this early on in the season.
March Brown Less likely to be seen in the South of England . Loves to live in a fast flowing, stony, rain-fed river. Easy to identify by the 'up' wings so early on in the season. Ideally you would want to look for an established hatch to use the Dry fly variant, keep an eye out around lunch time they tend to be quite brief!
Midges as you probably know are found EVERYWHERE! They can be annoying but are vital for fishing, as all aspects of a Midges lifecycle are a staple diet for fish. To catch an adult Midge, they either have to be 'stillborn' or the fish was lucky as they fly off rather quick after hatching.
Large Stonefly Most commonly found in cold, fast, rocky streams and rivers and more mountainous parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Stonefly is used as a name for many species that are incredibly similar in appearance and behaviour that they are generally treated as one. Stoneflies are poor fliers and many males are unable to fly at all, often most accessible to Trout when the females return to the water to deposit their eggs. Successful fishing of these will be at dawn / dusk as they are nocturnal.
Flies in this collection for 2020:
- Blue Upright
- Greenwell Dry (Without Wings)
- Kites Imperial
- Dark Olive
- Dark Olive Dun Dry
- March Brown Dry
- March Brown American Dry
- Parapoly Sedge Brown
- Cinnamon Sedge
- Elk Hair Tan Caddis
- Green Peter Sedge
- Knotted Midge
- Red Tag
- Black Gnat Dry
- Black Midge
Please be advised that all fly collections are pre-made and sizes are unable to be specified, if neccessary when making up the collection it is found that a fly is not available a suitable alternative will be selected to the flies specified above. As in line with our T&Cs.
March Dry Fly Collection for Rivers was last modified on 06/04/2021 12:06