Wet, Nymphs & Dryflies for Running Waters
The flies listed on this page are key patterns for any running water. Dryflies are listed first, Spiders and Weighted Nymphs/Larva are further down the page. All prices are per fly.
High floating and very easy to see, one of the best patterns to use in fast water.
Tan #14 50p each
Tan #16 50p each
Olive #14 50p each
Olive #16 50p each
This rather shabby looking fly will bring the most selective fish to the net.Tied in seasonal colours, mainly shades of olive and dun.
Mayfly Straggler #14 - 50p each
Mayfly Straggler #16 - 50p each
Mini Mayfly Straggler #18 - 65p each
The only fly you need to imitate smaller Duns, Midges and the like.
Red 'F' Fly #16 - 50p each
Red 'F' Fly #18 - 50p each
Red 'F' Fly #20 - 50p each
Olive 'F' Fly #16 - 50p each
Olive 'F' Fly #18 - 50p each
Olive 'F' Fly #20 - 50p each
CDC, hackles and Deer hair combine to create this buoyant pattern ideal for fast water. Handy to fish on the Bob/Top dropper with a spider on the point.
Olive Deer Caddis #14 - 50p each
Olive Deer Caddis #16 - 50p each
Dark Tan Deer Caddis #14 - 50p each
Dark Tan Deer Caddis #16 - 50p each
Natural Deer Caddis #14 - 50p each
Natural Deer Caddis #16 - 50p each
The following patterns are tied in a tradional style. Hen and cock hackles combine to make a very natural looking fly that will tempt fish on any water, especially useful on glides and still pools. These are tied with the minimum of hackle and body materials, use Gink to get them to float and a tissue/amadou cloth to squeeze them dry helps.
Light Olive Dun #14 - 50p each
Light Olive Dun #16 - 50p each
Medium Olive Dun #14 - 50p each
Medium Olive Dun #16 - 50p each
Blue Winged OIive #14 - 50p each
Blue Winged Olive #16 - 50p each
Pale Watery Dun #14 - 50p each
Pale Watery Dun #16 - 50p each
Red Spinner #14 - 50p each
Red Spinner #16 - 50p each
North Country Spiders
These are key patterns on any running water imitating a wide range of free swimming aquatic insects. The names help section but patterns like the Needle Flies will be taken by any fish feeding on slim bodied flies not just Needle Flies!
The quill bodies on these flies look very realistic, varnished for extra strength.
Light Needle NC#14 - 45p each
Light Needle NC#16 - 45p each
Dark Needle NC#14 - 45p each
Dark Needle NC#16 - 45p each
A dubbed body makes these flies more bulky than other tyings, imites larger nymphs and pupa
Hackled Hares Ear NC#14 - 45p each
Hackled Hares Ear NC#16 - 45p each
Hackled Olive Hares Ear #14 - 45p each
Hackled Olive Hares Ear #16 - 45p each
Try these in coloured or peat stained water, pink works well when all else fails!
Hot Tups #14 - 40p each
Hot Tups #16 - 40p each
Flamethrower #14 - 40p each
Flamethrower #16 - 40p each
North Country Spider Selection
Not all are North Country but good flies to use on any running water. (handy for wild trout on stillwaters as well)
Black Spider, Coch y Bondhu, Tups, Greenwells, Gold Ribbed Hares Ear
North Country Spiders #14 10 flies for £2.90
North Country Spiders #16 10 flies for £2.90
Weighted Nymphs and Larva
These are ideal patterns to fish on the point with Spiders on droppers. Tied on smaller hooks than other weighted flies these are ideal for wild Trout and Grayling. The weight of the fly anchors the cast, resulting in a slower drift of the team. A useful tactic is to use two weighted patterns, one on the point and another on a dropper 12 inches away, the combined weight make the team fish deeper than standard tyings. If you need something heavier try a Czech Nymph.
All action fly that tempts fish fished dead drift or retrieved. A larger fly than the hook size suggests. Weighted with copper wire.
Black Micro Worms #16 - 45p each
Red Micro Worm #16 - 45p each
Leaded GRHE Larva LS#14 - 45p each
Leaded Caddis Larva LS#14 - 45p each
Weighted (Copper wire) Pheasant Tail Pupa #14 - 40p each
Weighted (Copper wire) Pheasant Tail Pupa #16 - 40p each
More flies for the river: Yorkshire Spiders ,