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MAY

Natural fly Matching artificial Usual angling method Best time to fish Where best to fish Useful comments
Olives; most of those as in April plus;Pale watery (centroptilum luteolum) Sky-blue dun,

Blue quill
DryDry Daytime Follow hatch In warm weather at dusk
Pale evening dun (procloeon rufulum) Pale watery Dry Evening Slower
stretches
Best in hot weather
Blue-winged olive (ephemerella ignita) Blue-winged olive,
Orange quill
,
Blue-winged
olive nymph,
Sherry spinner
Dry
Dry


Wet
Dry
Afternoon
and
evening

Evening
At
emergence
Where
spinners fall
Late May
Mayfly (ephemera danica) Mosely May,
Grey drake,
Spent gnat
Dry
Dry

Wet
Daytime
Daytime
Evening
At emergence Spent patterns often best
Yellow evening dun Yellow evening dun Dry,
wet &
nymph
Dusk Quicker lime stone rivers Wet fly good in fast water
Yellow may dun Yellow may Dry Daytime
Caenis (caenis) Tiny pale watery Dry Dawn and
dusk
Slower stretches  
SedgesGreat red sedge (phryganea) Murrough,
Red sedge
DryDry Evening
Evening
Wherever they emerge Any large bushy fly will do
Alder (sialis) Alder Dry Daytime At emergence Land-bred – fall on water
Grey flag Grey flag Dry Daytime Quicker stretches Spent good in evening
Black caperer Welshman’s button Dry Daytime At emergence
Reed smut (simulium) Black gnat Dry Daytime   Falls on water
Hawthorn (bibio marci) Hawthorn Dry Daytime Falls on water

 



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