Here are a few snaps of flies that can lure the angler into a blind alley. They were all photographed in my garden...
|Large Dark Olive Male Spinner|
Copy his wife by all means but this fellow is rarely seen on the water. You are more likely to find his corpse, first thing in the morning, in a spider's web on a gate to the river.
|Iron Blue Dun Male Spinner "The Jenny Spinner"|
I've been told these do come back to the water but have never witnessed this myself. They are beautiful but another candidate for the spider's web on the field gate rather than a dry fly "must have"! The Sport with the Iron Blue Dun is to be had when the flies are duns and have put in one of their "bad weather" appearances that you must take advantage of immediately you see them, for their appearances are fleeting as well as furious.
|Large Brook Dun Male Dun|