DURING the mixed weather of last week we were fortunate that we experienced some lovely settled evening conditions at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, and as the fly like emerged, so did the keen dry fly fishers with the ‘Daddy’ being a favourite choice.
Graham Lewis had eight on Daddy’s and Hoppers, Neil Smith had 16 on a combination of Daddy’s and lures, Ewen Ramsay had nine with a Daddy and White Moth and John Taylor had eight for his night on Daddy and Klinkhammer.
Going by the returns book other flies found to be effective were small dry Spiders, the grey Wulff and olive Dun.
Buzzers also accounted for many fish during the week with Steve Will getting five on the CSC Buzzer and I Low had nine on a variety of Buzzer colours.
Other patterns that worked well during the week were the ginger Muddles that Mike Wilson had six fish with, Neil Smith had 19 on WSW’s and orange Blob, and Ronnie Weir had six on a goldhead Damsel and yellow dancer.
Hopefully with a bit more settled weather forecast for the week ahead, this will allow for some more splendid top of the water action for dry fly devotees.