Jerry’s selection of flies for southern stillwaters

All year    spring    summer    autumn/winter

USEFUL ALL THE YEAR ROUND

Natural fly (etc) imitated Artificial fly pattern Weighting Retrieve style
Daphnea Gold-Ribbed Hare’s-Ear Nymph Weighted Twitched
Shrimp Olive Shrimp Weighted Twitched
Mayfly Nymph Pheasant Tail Nymph Weighted Twitched
Mayfly Nymph Sawyer’s Killer Bug Weighted Very Slow
Damsel Nymph Montana Weighted Twitched
Mayfly Nymph MayFly Nymph Weighted Very Slow
Midge Black Buzzer Sub-surface Very Slow
Bloodworm Datsun Weighted Very Slow

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SPRINGTIME (APRIL TO JUNE)

Natural fly (etc) imitated Artificial fly pattern Weighting Retrieve style
Water Boatman Corixa Weighted Twitched
Damsel Nymph Damsel Nymph Olive Weighted Twitched
Mayfly Grey Wulff Surface Twitched
Gnat Black Gnat Surface Twitched
Midge Green and Red Buzzers Sub-surface Very Slow
Midge Klink Hammer (various patterns) Surface Very Slow
Hawthorn Fly Hawthorne Surface Very Slow

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SUMMER (JUNE TO SEPTEMBER)

Natural fly (etc) imitated Artificial fly pattern Weighting Retrieve style
Small fry Whiskey Fly (wet fly)* Sub-surface Sink/Draw
Small fry Jersey Herd (nymph)* Weighted Twitched
Small fry Dunkeld (wet fly)* Sub-surface Sink/Draw
Pale Watery Dun Tups Indispensible (dry fly) Surface Twitched
Crane Fly Daddy Long-Legs Sub-surface/Surface Sink/Draw
Midge Grey Goose (nymph) Weighted Twitched
Mayfly Shadow Mayfly Surface Twitched

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AUTUMN/WINTER/EARLY SPRING

Natural fly (etc) imitated Artificial fly pattern Weighting Retrieve style
Snail Black Pennell Sub-surface Sink/Draw
Snail Black and Peacock Spider Sub-surface Sink/Draw
Small fry Viva lure Weighted Sink/Draw
Stonefly Colonel’s Creeper Weighted Very Slow
Caddis Czech Style Nymph Weighted Very Slow

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* Useful when fish are going through the breeding/aggressive season

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