Fly fishing is a technique for catching freshwater trout, grayling, even salmon using artificul fly lures known as “flies”. Flies are designed in a various patterns to imitate a variety of flies, aquatic insects, terrestrials and baitfish.
The most common flies are midge, caddis, mayfly and stonefly patterns. The most effective flies mimic local fly hatches. The following hatch charts will help you “match the hatch” by identifying the right fly patterns for the rivers you fish.