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Flies to bring

In the early season flies dressed on 1 1/4"- 2 " inch tubes of different weights are popular. The Willie Gunn and Black and Yellow, are the most popular. Monkeys, Sunrays and Francis style flies such as the Franc N Snaelda are also early season favourites until the waters warms to over 6 degrees centigrade. Thereafter, the size of flies get smaller and lighter until the water reaches 10 degrees centigrade when small, lightly dressed flies that are fished close to the surface. A full page of flies for the Dee can be found here

New 'deadly' fly patterns emerge each year but there are some established flies which seem to work well year-in and year-out. The popular patterns are Silver Stoat's Tail, Park Shrimp, Gold Willie Gunn, Crathie fly, Tosh, Ally's Shrimp, Flamethrower to name but a few. Variants such as cone heads, nymphs and micro tubes can be utilised to good effect depending on the conditions. The popular Scandanavian flies including the Monkey Fly and Sunray Shadow, allied with the Icelandic patterns such as the red and black Frances ever reliable, with Mikael Frodin's Dee Sheep another surefire taker on the river.

Always heed your ghillie's advice as he really knows his beat and its trends better than anyone. They know the taking lies and presentation techniques to utilise, so please consult your ghillie. Keep an eye on the recent catches and prospects pages on this site for weekly reports and current information on taking flies.

Seatrout Flies.

An Anger choosing a salmon fly.

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