The Ultimate Early Season Selection

Welcome to the run-up to the Trout Season. Here at Barbless Flies HQ we are
eagerly waiting on the season to start - 1st April in Yorkshire, but we're being
kept busy with loads of new flies to organise and photograph.
There’s great excitement this month with the beginning of the trout season on
most UK rivers. However, don’t get too excited, as normally the season starts
off very slowly with most of the action below the surface. Take a look towards
the end of this email for some early season hints & tips.

What we have for you this week is a special deal on one of our NEW
RippleBox fly boxes filled with 50 early season flies - they are pretty cool
- filled to the brim with all our Early Season specific flies (that's a mix of 50
early season nymphs and dry flies).
"Travel light this season - this is the perfect fly storage and protection
system for all your flies - filled full of Early Season specials."
We've chosen the flies based on our most popular flies sold in March & April
last year (see below for a full list of the patterns and quantities included), so we
thought as a bit of a treat we would supply them in the new stunning RippleBox
- 100% made in the UK. Bought separately this package would sell for over
£100 we have it on offer for only £79.99.

We've only got 5 of each colour box, so if you would like one you will
have to be quick!

So ... What's in the Box?

Essentially it's full of fly patterns which will give you the best route to success
when fishing for brown trout in the early part of the season (March & April).

The patterns included in this specialist selection are:

1 x RippleBox (either Green or Black/White)
2 x Black Gnat - size 16
2 x Black Gnat - size 18
2 x Black Spider - size 12
2 x Black Spider Dry Fly - size 16
2 x Olive Double Humpy - size 12
2 x Endrick Spider - size 12
2 x Gold Bead PTN - size 18
2 x Gold-Ribbed Hares Ear - size 16
2 x Greenwells Glory - size 14
2 x Iron Blue Spider - size 14
2 x March Brown CdC - sizes 14, 16 & 18
2 x March Brown Jingler - size 12
2 x Olive Shuttlecock CdC - size 12
2 x Pheasant Tail Nymph - size 12
2 x Pink Squirrel - size 12
2 x Sawyers Killer Bug - sizes 16 & 18
2 x Sedge Pupa - size 18
2 x Yellow Owl Shuttlecock CdC - size 12
6 x Tungsten Spiders - size 16

In total there are 50 flies included. Images of the flies and box can be seen
using this link.

Q. I've already got loads of fly Boxes I don't need another one?

A. We've got you covered - we also have an option to purchase the Ultimate
Early Season Selection without the fly box - for only £54.99. That's a 20%
discount on buying the flies individually - we really do look after you!


A. We've only got 5 of each colour box, so if you would like one you will
have to be quick!

Just a gentle reminder that all our products are shipped FREE OF
CHARGE to anywhere

Fishing in the early part of the season (March and April) can be very
challenging, depending on which part of the British Isles you are located.
Generally, the further South and West you are the better the fishing will be 
at this time of year – the North and Scotland always seem to lag a couple or three weeks behind the South of the British Isles as far as hatches and river fish activity go.

When fishing at the beginning of the season, always keep the following in mind:

Manage Your Expectations - You’ve probably been waiting for the first
trip of the season for a while, and if you’re anything like me, thinking of
nothing else but those first few - very rusty - casts! Don’t go expecting to
‘bag up’, once the season opens the water is generally still very cold and
the fish less actively feeding.

Wrap Up Warm - Warm feet make a happy early-season angler - merino
wool is your friend. Keeping warm in the early season is a must, this helps
keep your concentration levels up and makes for a much more enjoyable
session on the water.

Plan Your Time Wisely - Head out to the water when you are more likely
to find fish feeding. Where possible, aim to fish between 11am and 3pm -
this is when any insect activity is at its peak - you will often find a small
hatch of Olives just after lunchtime.

Observation - Target deeper water where this is some flow (early season
trout will not be in the shallower more riffly water in the early part of the
season). Fishing any seam between the faster and slower water. Once
you've uncovered where the fish are, stay put - fish are usually together at
this time of year.

Prepare For Nymphing - Nymphs will usually be the most productive
flies in the very early part of the season - on my local rivers no self-
respecting angler would set foot on the bank without a few Endrick
Spiders in their fly box!

Keep Some Olives Handy - Don't ignore the dry flies though, it's pretty
usual for short bursts of Olives to hatch at around 1pm - so have an early

Tight lines & stay safe.