10 ‘must-have’ flies
QWe Q We all have boxes and boxes of flies, but is there a top five patterns for reservoirs and stillwaters that we really need to catch trout with? Darren Everitt PET PETER TER COCKWILLILL COCKWILL REPLIES: REPLIEREP LIES: If you asked this question of a dozen anglers you would probably get a dozen different answers, but let's look at it this way. One of my great pleasures in life is doing feature days for the magazine, but that means I MUST catch on the day, so I’ve highlighted here the flies that I rely on to do exactly that. Having simplified things to this extent I would then almost certainly be looking at variants in size and weight. This means my fly flflflyfly boxes very quickly become more complex – but I suppose that's what makes us fly fishers!