Autumn has arrived and although us fly-fishers always hope there will be some mild, cloudy days rather than howling gales and driving rain in the weather mix, we also need to be prepared for cold, bright sunshine and dirty water.
What that means is that a thoughtful, tactical approach which accepts and adjusts for conditions is likely to be much more successful than simply carrying on with the approach that worked so well during the summer months. In very simple terms we need to be aware that the warmest middle of the day may be the best time - a change from the early and late, 'fine and far-off' thinking as it used to be described. We also can start targeting fish like pike, grayling and perch - all great fun and growing in popularity year on year - when salmon fishing ceases and trout fishing becomes more difficult.
The easiest way to get ready for the water in terms of flies is to pick one (or more) of our Top Performer selections - selected across our ranges to bring you the best flies. In terms of individual patterns, not exhaustive but these few would start you off, so take a look below.
Or if you need any specific advice not featured there please remember, whatever you're hoping to target we're here to help so if you need more advice don't hesitate to call on 01753 883366.