With summer now truly with us, water temperatures have risen, rivers are low and fishing gets harder. You need to outwit fish which have already seen plenty by trying different flies - something more interesting to catch their eye - and adapting your tactics to maximise your chances of success, often fishing early and late and enjoying a long lunch! Or if adopting these tactics doesn't appeal for trout and/or salmon fishing - now is a good time to consider adding to the list of species you have caught by targeting saltwater fish such as bass or mullet on the fly. The sun has warmed the sea and August is a great time to catch your first!
This is small selection of flies that we recommend if you're fishing this month - not an exhaustive list, but patterns, some old, some new, that we wouldn't want to be without!