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Barbless Flies

Live Hatch Tracking

Live Mayfly Hatch Tracker

Using the power of the our community to provide up-to-date Mayfly hatch information across the United Kingdom.

Over the last few years, Mayfly hatches have been somewhat unpredictable, with our 'Live Mayfly Tracker' we are using community intelligence to provide you an up-to-date view of the UK's Mayfly hatch. Keep checking the map to make sure you're ready:

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This map was last updated on: 29 May 2024.

The hatch information plotted on the above map is supplied to us by our dedicated community of fly anglers. If you wish to contribute, (and we hope you will) as soon as you see a Mayfly hatch on your local water, please click the button below (which will open up an email) and let us know the hatch location, and we will update the live map. This will hopefully help all anglers plan for one of the most anticipated hatches of the season:

Report A Mayfly Hatch

All of the information contained within this page is provided through our extensive fly fishing community, built up over the last 10 years - there are now over 20,000 of you! 

We also have a page dedicated to information on the Mayfly. This includes info on each stage of its lifecycle, the patterns used to imitate them and handy tips & tricks to get the most out of fishing a Mayfly hatch. Click the button below to view the page:

View Our In-Depth Mayfly Information

If you woud like more "In Depth" details on Fishing The Mayfly and access to some exclusive Mayfly patterns, take a look below:

The Mayfly - In Depth ...

FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly
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FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly
FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly
FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly
FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly
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FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly
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FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly

FLY Series: Fishing The Mayfly

£9.99

The second in our series of collectable books on the various aspects of fly fishing. Each book takes a 'deep dive' into a niche aspect of fly fishing.

This 2nd book in the series, produced by ourselves and FlyFishMedia, contains a detailed analysis of how to get the most from fishing the Mayfly hatch.

Book Details:

Number of Pages - 80
Format - A6 (10.5cm x 14.8cm)

In this book, you will discover how to imitate the full lifecycle of the Mayfly, along with an in-depth 'deep dive' into each stage of its life cycle, including how to then imitate them with the most common fly patterns.

This book also discusses the type of conditions you can expect to face and the various tips, tricks and techniques used the fish them.

Our book also includes details on the most suitable equipment to use and some leader configurations to get the best from the Mayfly hatch on your own waters.

Please Note: This is a physical book, printed in English.

 

Unique Mayfly Ptterns

These are the very best quality flies on the market today, tied with the best materials on the best quality hooks (Ahrex) - and are available to you directly (and only) from us. We cannot praise these flies highly enough - they are the best quality commercial flies we've ever seen - and we have over half a million flies pass through our doors every year - yes, they are that good!

Artisan Mayfly Nymph
Artisan Mayfly Nymph
Artisan Mayfly Nymph
Artisan Mayfly Nymph
Artisan Mayfly Nymph
Artisan Mayfly Nymph
Artisan Mayfly Nymph
Artisan Mayfly Nymph

Artisan Mayfly Nymph

£2.25
Artisan Mayfly Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Emerger

Artisan Mayfly Emerger

£2.50
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger
Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger

Artisan Mayfly Loop-Winged Emerger

£2.50
Artisan Mayfly Dun
Artisan Mayfly Dun
Artisan Mayfly Dun
Artisan Mayfly Dun
Artisan Mayfly Dun
Artisan Mayfly Dun
Artisan Mayfly Dun
Artisan Mayfly Dun

Artisan Mayfly Dun

£2.50
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly
Artisan Crippled Mayfly

Artisan Crippled Mayfly

£2.50
Artisan Spent  Mayfly
Artisan Spent  Mayfly
Artisan Spent  Mayfly
Artisan Spent  Mayfly
Artisan Spent  Mayfly
Artisan Spent  Mayfly
Artisan Spent  Mayfly
Artisan Spent  Mayfly

Artisan Spent Mayfly

£2.50
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
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Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly

Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly

£30.00

Specialist Mayfly Selections

Each of our Mayfly Selections below offer outstanding value for money, giving you all the flies you need to have a great Mayfly season. From a "Taster Selection" which give you one each of all the different Artisan patterns, to the Luxury Mayfly Selection which contains all the Mayflies you need, presented in an Oak fly box. 

Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection
Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection

Artisan Mayfly Taster Selection

£12.50
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection
Mayfly Nymph Selection

Mayfly Nymph Selection

£22.00
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection
Mayfly Selection

Mayfly Selection

£22.00
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection
The Ultimate Mayfly Selection

The Ultimate Mayfly Selection

£40.00
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection
Bosnian Mayfly Selection

Bosnian Mayfly Selection

£24.00
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly
Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly

Match The Hatch Selection - Mayfly

£30.00

Mayfly - Hatch Notes

This information is brought to you with the sole intent to spread the knowledge around so we can all maybe learn something.

When fishing with Mayfly imitations here are a few tips:

Nymphs - You need to present the mayfly nymph as near to the bottom as possible - if you're not catching the bottom every now and then - you've not got your nymph deep enough!

Duns - When fishing any dun style pattern, only apply floatant to the tips of the feathers near the eye of the hook. This will allow the fly to present correctly (just like the natural) on the water surface.

Dry Flies - As with all dry flies, correct application of floatant is the key when fishing these patterns. Only ever apply a gel/liquid floatant to the fly when it is fresh from your box and 100% dry (gel/liquids trap in moisture). Once your fly is wet, dry it with a cloth/amadou and then apply a powdered floatant to refresh it.

Spent Patterns - When targeting Mayflies with 'spent' style patterns, always step up the thickness of your tapered leader & tippet (it's not uncommon to use 3X tapered leaders and 4X tippets). It can also help to use as short a length as possible. Spent patterns are designed with outstretched wings, and these act just like a helicopter rotor when you cast them and can easily twist your leader, so thicker and shorter is the name of the game.

If you would like to buy any of the above Mayfly imitations for your fishing forrays, we do hope that you will consider us and see what flies we have to offer. If you are considering any of the above flies, they can all be found in our insect-specific selections here: