Our homage to the Fish On team. Inspired by one of their fantastic River Academy DVD's (do buy one - they're great viewing whilst waiting in anticipation for the season to start!). We have produced a selection of early season trout patterns. These are mainly spider patterns (with a nice olive imitation included for the afternoon hatch). We supply two of each fly in two sizes, in total there are 16 flies supplied in a free fly 8 compartment box. All of these flies are tied using barbless hooks, in sizes ranging from 14 to 16 using quality materials.
Descriptions and photo's of the flies can be found below:
Snipe & Purple. A great sparse spider pattern for the early season. Fished on a long leader teamed up with the Waterhen Bloa & Endrick Spider, these can be deadly. Dressed in appropriate sizes and weights, the Snipe & Purple can be fished successfully throughout the season. This selection contains two each of sizes 14 & 16.
Endrick Spider. A version of the Endrick Spider with a tungsten bead, teamed up with these other spider patterns will allow you to search all levels of water simultaneously, great when fishing "down and across". This selection contains two each of sizes 14 & 16.
Waterhen Bloa. Generally thought to imitate the Large Dark Olive, the Waterhen Bloa is tied with yellow silk and nautral mole fur and a long soft moorhen hackle. Again, teamed up with the other spiders in this selection it can be deadly. This selection contains two each of sizes 14 & 16.
JT Olive. A dry fly imitation of a hatch Olive. Tied with a mole fur body, coq de leon tail and a CdC hackle. This fly can be used in all seasons, there's nothing better than this on a warm spring day, on its own with a tapered leader during an Olive hatch, just make sure to use some powder floatant on the CdC and it will float all day. This selection contains two each of sizes 14 & 16.
Note: These flies are all available individually, just click on the fly name and it will take you to the flies page.
The above price includes 16 hand-tied early season trout flies with a free 8 compartment fly box. We now offer the option to upgrade to a Premium Silicone Fly Box for an extra £6, for details of the box we offer see here.
We currently have these fly selections in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day. All products from Barbless Flies are shipped free of charge.