JULY/ AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER
Olives- much the same picture as
May, with the addition of the small dark olive, artificial patterns
of which are best fished dry, both in the daytime and the evening.
Blue-winged olive becomes increasingly important.
Sedges- much the same
as May, except that the grey flag is largely absent. An important
addition are the peters, both green and dark. Dry patterns are best,
but do not neglect the pupa patterns. Best in the evenings on slower
stretches below lake outfalls – the peters are primarily lake species.
Reed smuts- often confused
with the true black gnat (bibio johannis) the reed smut can have
an impact greatly belying his tiny size. They hatch mostly in faster
water in the daytime. Tiny dry imitations are best.
Others- Land-bred insects
may include ants. There are also black gnats and of course snails,
shrimp, corixae and waterlice.
Blue-winged olives, pale wateries,
pale evening duns are the most important olives. Sedges are important.
Reed smuts and caperers are also to be considered. Evening fishing
This month is much the same as July.
Look for land-bred insects etc. falling onto the water, including
daddylonglegs. Again evening fishing predominates.
Blue-winged olives, smaller sedges
and pale wateries. Effective daytime fishing resumes in September.