Early on in the season the bottom reached of many rivers that flow into lakes thay hold course fish will have an abundance of Roach in them.
I have been asked more and more for flies suitable for course fish so I decided to give them a go so I knew a bit about what worked.
On my local river we get so many roach at this time of year they normally are a fish that get in the way when I am trout fishing today I targeted them and really enjoyed the action.
They really liked the nymphs and as you can see a dull Pheasant tail worked today quite well. Bright flies worked last time but today the dull options did the trick.
Comming up on dusk a light rain came on and the small buzzers hatching got stuck on the water. There were hundreds rising and I had a few fishing the nymph close to the surface before I switched to a small dry fly and had a few on the top.
Smaller patterns worked well and normally drifting either the nymphs or drys but also a moving fly worked from time to time as well.