LONG LEGGED BLACK GNAT & DEER SPIDERS

 
If you are looking for flies to tempt surface feeding wild trout on loch or river buy these. The Deer Spider is a small Caddis/Stonefly imitation, common insects on upland waters, it works well in a ripple fished either dead drift or animated with the rod top. Ginked and fished on a dropper with a small Buzzer on the point it makes an excellant mini strike indicator. Splay the deer fibres out and it is turned into a small Daddy imitation. Tied in natural and white, the white one passes as  the very common Heather Moth, trout love these and will mop up the dead insects in the margins of and moorland loch late in the day. The only time when it doesn't work too well is in a flat calm, for this you need:

THE LONG LEGGED BLACK GNAT

Trout feeding on small insects in the film or on the surface can not resist this fly. Fish a single fly on a long  leader (15ft +) and cast at rising fish. The trick is not to overcast, even with light #4/5 lines and fine leaders it is easy to scare fish feeding in shallow clear water. Move a lot, try fresh water, leave the fly on the water if the fish you cast at ignored it, there may well be over fish that will move into the area. I usually fish this fly untreated it floats in the film that way, some days the fish want the fly higher in the water so apply some Gink and see what they think.


DEERLLGNAT SET

12 DEER SPIDERS & LONG LEGGED BLACK GNAT  #14/16  - £5



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