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Main flies are the chironomids or duck fly, and the lake olives. Fishing is mostly wet-fly, with pupae and nymph patterns most successful. Best in forenoon and early afternoon.

Natural fly

Matching artificial

Usual angling method

Best time to fish

Where best to fish

Useful comments

Chironomids
Duck-fly
(chironomus)

Black & Blue,
Black Pennell

Wet
Wet

Forenoon and mid-afternoon

Shallows best

Widely present

Olives
Lake Olive
(cloeonsimile)

Green Olive,
SootyOlive,
Olive Nymph,
Pheasant Tail nymph,
Ginger Quill

Wet
Wet
Wet
Wet
Dry

Forenoon and mid-afternoon for all

Usually shallows and bays

Dry fly is often highly effective

Water louse(asellus)

March Brown,
Brown Nymph,

Wet
Wet

Daytime
Daytime

Deeps
Deeps

Major and neglected item in diet



Quick Guide to rivers
in Ireland

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