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Mike Barrio

Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« on: 21/02/2021 at 22:18 »
If you could only fill your fly box with one wet fly pattern for brown trout river fishing, what would it be?

I think I would choose the Silver Invicta  :z12

What would you choose  :?

Steven Kidd

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #1 on: 21/02/2021 at 22:23 »
There are many, but I know my favourite....

The Greenwells Spider.

Close contenders were a Waterhen Bloa and a Pheasant Tail Nymph,  :wink

Steven

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #2 on: 22/02/2021 at 07:50 »
Hares lug,

It can be fished many different ways and although it does not match anything specific, it suggests many types of trout food.

Eddie

James Laraway

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #3 on: 22/02/2021 at 09:30 »
Gold head hares ear for me......

Hares lug,

It can be fished many different ways and although it does not match anything specific, it suggests many types of trout food.

Eddie

Dave Robb

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #4 on: 22/02/2021 at 15:56 »
Black Pennell as it is  by far my most productive wet fly on the Don.

Mike Barrio

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #5 on: 22/02/2021 at 16:05 »
Interesting stuff :cool:

Silver Invicta, Greenwells Spider and Black Pennell have probably been my most productive flies on the Don over the years, excluding dries 👍

Not fished Hares Lug much on the river, but very productive on Stillwaters.

Steven Kidd

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #6 on: 22/02/2021 at 18:30 »
Mike,

Silver Invicta 14s-12s for Seatrout on the Don were epic when i last fished them, and also a Cinnamon Gold when the sedges are about.

Great old tried and tested patterns, :wink

Steven

Jeff Donovan

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #7 on: 23/02/2021 at 00:05 »
A William's Favourite in a variety of sizes, a complete black fly (apart from its silver rib) which represents absolutely nothing but excels in both profile & silhouette.

Gavin Stevenson

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #8 on: 23/02/2021 at 07:07 »
black pennel for me

Terry Coging

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #9 on: 23/02/2021 at 07:54 »
Black Pennell for me too!

James Laraway

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #10 on: 23/02/2021 at 09:11 »
Black Pennell for me too!

Black pennell for river fish ? Really ?

well i never....

i never bothered trying it on the don....

Alan Davidson

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #11 on: 25/02/2021 at 10:25 »
Greenwell spider followed by Wickams Fancy and Black Pennell.

Andy Finlay

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #12 on: 27/02/2021 at 19:27 »
I tend to do ok with a Kate Mclaren at times, don't fish a lot of wet but works for me along with a teal blue and silver. Get a lot of fish with this combo on assynt lochs as well.

Will Shaw

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #13 on: 27/02/2021 at 19:56 »
Endrick Spider. 👍👍

Matt Hart

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #14 on: 01/03/2021 at 14:53 »
Black Pennell for me on the Don too, always my go-to fly.