Flies need to be small and any un-weighted or lightly-weighted
Tail can be effective.
During the day try any mayfly
pattern while sedge
patterns are effective especially in the evening and during
the late summer try cicada
patterns, or a Daddy-Long
Legs or Hopper
in the evening. Beetle
patterns are worth trying in the early summer months and
try a small lace
fly from February to March.
Buggers fished across and down through some deep pools
and under vegetation can induce a strike in the lower reaches.
Otherwise try a wee-wet such as Greenwell's
Brown or Invicta
especially if trout are rising in the early evening during
the warmer months.
bladed spinners such as a Mepps
or Veltic fished
up stream and retrieved just slightly faster than the current
so they are just above the river bed. As most fish are rainbows
try brighter colours such as red and gold.