Mayfly Patterns for Trout Fishing

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) cause lots of problems for the trout fisherman as they all look pretty much the same! There are 46 species of mayflies  in the Uk and 2,500 world-wide. The trout fisherman needs simply to know it is a large yellow mayfly or brown mayfly unlike true flies (Ditera) where flies differ enormously between families.

Their hatch is an exciting time for a trout fisherman. When hatching trout feed voraciously on the larvae, winged and spent mayflies and flies are designed specifically to match the different stages of this fly.

Mayfly Hatches

Fishing Mayfly Patterns

Use a floating flyline with a tapered leader, if you are using the mayfly patterns then it is highly likely that trout will be going mad, however there are some techniques, firstly match the hatch for size and colour, next presentation is key even though trout are preoccupied with the mayfly. You must make sure there is no drag on the mayfly pattern as it drifts down the river, it must appear natural so perform an upstream mend if the fly drags abnormally. Make sure what the trout are taking, the nymph, adult or spinner, frequently people miss what the trout are actually feeding on so close observation of the trout feeding is critical.

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Adams Dry Winged

Adams Dry Winged£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12, 14, 16, 18

Caledonia
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Aerowing Mayfly #10

Aerowing Mayfly #10£1.60

Ausable

Ausable£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12

Brown Drake Cripple Mayfly

Brown Drake Cripple Mayfly£1.05   £0.90

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Fly Size 10

Brown Drake Detached Mayfly

Brown Drake Detached Mayfly£1.30   £1.20

  (1)

Fly Size 8, 10, 12

Brown Drake Mayfly

Brown Drake Mayfly£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Brown Drake Mayfly Dry #10

Brown Drake Mayfly Dry #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
CDC Mayfly Dun #10

CDC Mayfly Dun #10£1.60

Cjs Ducks Dun Charles Jardine

Cjs Ducks Dun Charles Jardine£1.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18, 20

Cjs Ducks Dun Cream Charles Jardine

Cjs Ducks Dun Cream Charles Jardine£1.50

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18, 20

Cjs Ducks Dun Olive Charles Jardine

Cjs Ducks Dun Olive Charles Jardine£1.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18, 20

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Cjs Improved Lively Mayfly Charles Jardine

Cjs Improved Lively Mayfly Charles Jardine£1.50   £1.25

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Conn Mayfly Dry #10

Conn Mayfly Dry #10£1.60

Dark Hendrickson

Dark Hendrickson£1.50

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Caledonia
Fly
Detached CFC Dun Mayfly #10

Detached CFC Dun Mayfly #10£1.60

Elk Wing Mayfly

Elk Wing Mayfly£1.50

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Erne Special Mayfly Dry #10

Erne Special Mayfly Dry #10£1.60

French Partridge Mayfly

French Partridge Mayfly£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12

Caledonia
Fly
Gosling Mayfly Wet #10

Gosling Mayfly Wet #10£1.60

Green Drake Cripple

Green Drake Cripple£1.05   £0.90

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Fly Size 10

Green Drake Detached Mayfly

Green Drake Detached Mayfly£1.30   £1.20

Fly Size 8, 10, 12

Green Drake Mayfly

Green Drake Mayfly£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12

Green Drake Wulff

Green Drake Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12

Caledonia
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Green Mayfly Wet #10

Green Mayfly Wet #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Green Rita Mayfly Wet #10

Green Rita Mayfly Wet #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Grey Partridge Mayfly Wet #10

Grey Partridge Mayfly Wet #10£1.60

Grey Wulff

Grey Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12

Grey Wulff

Grey Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12, 14

Grizzly Wulff

Grizzly Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12, 14

Imago Yellow May Cdc

Imago Yellow May Cdc£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 14, 16

Light Hendrickson

Light Hendrickson£1.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18.

Caledonia
Fly
Lough Arrow Olive Mayfly Wet #10

Lough Arrow Olive Mayfly Wet #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Mask Mayfly #10

Mask Mayfly #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Mayfly Real #10

Mayfly Real #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Mohican Mayfly #10

Mohican Mayfly #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Moose Main Spent Mayfly #10

Moose Main Spent Mayfly #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Mosley Mayfly Dry #10

Mosley Mayfly Dry #10£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Olive Drake Mayfly Wet #10

Olive Drake Mayfly Wet #10£1.60

Olive Drowned Mayfly

Olive Drowned Mayfly£1.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12.

Plazote Brown Mayfly

Plazote Brown Mayfly£1.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12.

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