2 x Mayfly Dun 3 Cinnamon Brown
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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.
Adult caddis flies are found in both still and moving water. Adult caddis flies is most common to find on the water during the time when they hatch or the female lay her eggs. Most adult caddis flies have a dark colour. The wings are either spotted or coloured in the same colour as the body. When they move across the surface after they have hatched or lay their eggs, they often do it with impressive speed. They almost look like small racing boats. An egg laying caddis is usually harder for the fish to catch then a new hatched one. Just as with the largest mayflies, a hatch of large sized caddis flies will attract big fish to feed in the surface.