Grey Duster

The Grey Duster is a real old school classic. In fact it is credited as the first ever emerger fly. For it to be a Grey Duster and indeed fished as an emerger it must not have a tail. It has a rabbit underfur dubbed body which along with having no tail allows the body to sink below the surface and is suspended by the good quality stiff grizzle cock hackle. It can be difficult to see this fly on the surface in certain light as all thats visible above the surface is the hackle. But takes are unmissable and trout really Hammer this fly whenever they are feeding on emergers . It is important to remember not to put any floatant on the body, just the hackle only as you want the body to sink and just the hackle to float.

The Grey Duster will imitate any emerging upwinged fly. Just use the appropriate size for the species of fly you are trying to imitate depending on the time of year.

Large Dark Olive- March, April and September size 14

Medium Olive- May, June, July and August size 16

Pale Watery- May, June and July size 16

Blue Wing Olive- June, July and August size 18

Greenwells Glory

This fly was created by Canon Greenwell in 1860. It is still as popular today as it ever was. This fly has stood the test of time for a very good reason; it works and it works well! This is a fly no river trout angler should be without.

Large Dark Olive

The Large Dark Olive (L.D.O.) is one of the first flies to hatch on the river in spring. Often you can get L.D.O.s hatching on the opening day of the new season if the weather is mild enough. Other times it can be as late as April before they start hatching. Weather conditions will dictate when they start hatching. It is the most important fly for the dry fly angler for the months of March and April and again in September. A must have fly for any dry fly angler in Ireland or the UK.

Large Dark Olive
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