Blue Flash Damsel

A great fly all year round fly, fished on a floating line with a long leader around the margins can be deadly…

 

 

Viva Wooly bugger

A great fly for early & late season, usually fished on an intermediate or sinking line, with a reasonably fast retrieve can be deadly for over wintered fish & stockies alike.

 

 

Booby Blob tequila sunrise

A great fly for use on the top dropper as an attractor or on the point with a team of buzzers washing line style

 

 

The Appetiser

Introduced back in the 70’s by the late Bob Church, an iconic Stillwater fly seen as a surface fry pattern & very effective too, recommended as a heritage fly by Wimbleball angler Alan Riddell.

 

 

Foam body Hawthorn fly

A great pattern especially for the hawthorn hatches we get in late Spring around the lake, also works well during the evening rise & fished  underneath overhanging trees.

 

 

Hot spot Diawl Bach

Diawl Bach’s in general are a bread & butter type fly for large still waters like Wimbleball, often work well as a team & try different variations, a floating line or sink tip are recommended.

 

The Coch Y Bonddu beetle

It isn’t about for long, but when it hatches the fishing will be great & the trout will remember them for weeks afterwards. This small beetle usually hatches through May and June with good hatches in Bessoms, Ruggs, Cow moor & the Upton arm ¬†this foam backed version is a great pattern to fish as a dry fly.