Self Isolating In a Small Wave

If your anything like me your traditional tried and tested patterns don’t get ebough time on the water give them a chance and you will be amazed by the results. 

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Green peter 

Early season can produce some great fish on dabblers and other attractor patterns.  Fish tend to be feeding up and keen to take a fly. But I have always noticed the effectiveness of small flies on days when the Lough is not churned up as much on the shores.  Rather than stripping big flies through the wave a lighter cast and slower retrieve will pay of as fish have a bit more time to decide if they want the fly or not in calmer conditions.

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The best tactics for this are a floating or intermediate line and a long cast of 6lb fluorocarbon and size 14 and 12 flies should be fine.  

Traditional wets in a range of styles are important patterns as well as black flies and olives to represent Duck fly patterns. 

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I hope this helps you catch more fish this is working for me and I hope it ups your fly game also. 

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