Thursday, 10 May 2012

There’s Gnats about:

Black Gnat

It’s usually about the end of April when Black Gnats begin to appear.  Last year the 29th of April saw them swarming over rivers and streams in Cumbria.  This season they’re a week or so late and not in any great numbers yet thanks to a chilly nor’easter which has pestered us for weeks now…bugger. These tiny terrestrials might appear humble to you and I, but the trout go potty for them.  Fingers crossed a spell of warm weather is set to kick start them proper when their numbers should swelling to epic proportions.  Paul~





~This plump trout couldn’t resist a CdC black gnat pattern~





~Despite the cold, another victim of a carefully presented dry fly~