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

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Barbless Cjs Ducks Dun Designed By Charles Jardine

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Black Wulff

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Blonde Wulff

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Brown Drake Cripple Mayfly

Brown Drake Cripple Mayfly£1.05

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Brown Drake Detached Mayfly

Brown Drake Detached Mayfly£1.30

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Brown Drake Mayfly

Brown Drake Mayfly£1.05

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Cjs Ducks Dun 12 Dry Fly Collection

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Cjs Ducks Dun Charles Jardine

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Cjs Ducks Dun Cream Charles Jardine

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Cjs Ducks Dun Olive Charles Jardine

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Cjs Improved Lively Mayfly Charles Jardine

Cjs Improved Lively Mayfly Charles Jardine£1.50

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Crippled Mayfly Foam

Crippled Mayfly Foam£1.50

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Dark Hendrickson

Dark Hendrickson£1.50

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Elk Wing Mayfly

Elk Wing Mayfly£1.50

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Ephemera Mayfly Collection

Ephemera Mayfly Collection£8.50

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French Partridge Mayfly

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French Partridge Mayfly

French Partridge Mayfly£1.05

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Green Drake Cripple

Green Drake Cripple£1.05

Fly Size 10

Green Drake Detached Mayfly

Green Drake Detached Mayfly£1.30

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Green Drake Mayfly

Green Drake Mayfly£1.05

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Humpy Black

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Humpy Red

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Humpy Royal

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Humpy Yellow

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Imago Yellow May Cdc

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Light Hendrickson

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Mayfly Beadhead

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Mayfly Parachute

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Olive Drowned Mayfly

Olive Drowned Mayfly£1.50

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Plazote Brown Mayfly

Plazote Brown Mayfly£1.50

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Red Wulff

Red Wulff£1.50

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Richard Walker Mayfly Nymph

Richard Walker Mayfly Nymph£1.05

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Royal Wulff

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Shadow Mayfly

Shadow Mayfly£1.50

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Silhouette Mayfly

Silhouette Mayfly£1.50

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Spent Gnat Mayfly

Spent Gnat Mayfly£1.05

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Sweet William Nidderdale A.C. Mayfly

Sweet William Nidderdale A.C. Mayfly£1.50

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The Mayfly Dry Fly Selection

The Mayfly Dry Fly Selection£8.05

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9 different Dry Mayfly Patterns, 16 Mayflies

White Drake Cripple Mayfly

White Drake Cripple Mayfly£1.05

Fly Size 10

  
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