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The Barbless Aphid selection.
During the warmer summer weather with low flows and even lower rivers, most of the fish during the day will head for cover. This will usually be in deep pockets, undercut banks and under their favourite overhanging trees/bushes. When they are hanging out under trees and bushes they are in the perfect spot for opportunistic meals of terrestrials which fall from the vegetation. During the summer months there's lots of aphid activity on the leaves and these regularly get blown onto the water. This is when you should break out the small dry flies and longer leaders.
Here we present a selection of 16 barbless Aphids, The Aphid family of flies is one which should be in all river anglers fly boxes for the summer. This selection comprises of 4 different patterns (in 2 sizes - sizes 20 and 24's).
NOTE: These flies are tied on very small hooks (sizes 20 and 24's) and will only take tippet diameters which are 0.10mm and below.
Descriptions of each fly:
Para Aphid. An easy to see small greenfly imitation, green body and pink sighting post. Selection includes 2 each of size 20 and 24.
Generic Aphid. A generic aphid imitation with green body and white wings. Selection includes 2 each of size 20 and 24.
Krystal-Loop Greenfly. A greenfly imitation. with a krystal flash looped wing. Selection includes 2 each of size 20 and 24.
Krystal Midge. A super small midge imitation. with a krystal flash tail. Selection includes 2 each of size 20 and 24.
The price includes 16 hand-tied barbless aphids 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 premium box see here.
Note: Should the "Tree Trout" steal any of your flies, I am happy to sell flies individually to allow you to top up your box. Please contact us with details of your order, and I will email you an invoice. Aphids can be bought for £1.50 per fly.
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