2 Pack Mayfly Dun 2 Mahogany #12
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When trout feed on spent spinners they do it with comfort. These dead mayflies will not fly away or move. The rise is slow and easy going, often in an head-and-tail style. Many anglers find it diffucult as the fish turns selective during times when hundreds of Spent Spinner’s lies across the surface. To succed and maybe hook the trout of your life, you will need to observe how the fish moves, were it feeds and make a good presentation. But as important is that you use a good imitation. The fish has alot of time to observe the fly and will not take a poor imitation.
The stage of the new hatched adult mayfly is called Dun. Depending on surronding circumstances such as temperature, wind and weather, the time it takes before the Dun are able to fly away from the surface will vary. These new hatched mayflies are often an easy target for the fish. In this stage a mayfly is vulnerable and many will end up in Mr. Browntrout’s stomach. When the hatching is frequent, many fish species might become selective and only feed on Dun’s. As a fly fisherman you will need to use imitations of the real insect. The fly needs to have the right shape, size, proportions, colours and not least, leave the right prints on the surface of the water.
Many terrestrials are often found close to the water. Among these you will find craneflies, ants, bumblebees, wasps and bees. All of these will occasionally end up on the surface of the water and become the target for many fish species, such as grayling, char, rainbow trout and brown trout. Most terrestrials that ends up on the water do so by misstake. A strong wind, a heavy rain or cold temperatures will limit there abillities to move or fly.