Size vari­a­tion

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Know How -

I of­ten see fly-boxes in which there are lots of dif­fer­ent trout pat­terns but all are a sim­i­lar size, gen­er­ally about a size 14. Size is one of the most im­por­tant cri­te­ria in match­ing the hatch. Rather than hav­ing 20 dif­fer­ent size 14 dry-flies you would do bet­ter pick­ing an ef­fec­tive gen­eral pat­tern such as a Para­chute Adams and have three of each size from size 10 to size 20. This adds up to a sim­i­lar num­ber of flies, but is much more ver­sa­tile as they cover the size range of 95 per cent of UK up­wing flies.

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