Today is a day to tie some flies for the new season – have you ordered your fishing licence?

I have been trying to develop an effective early season grannom pattern, last years emerging pattern was great, but was a fiddle to tie, so back to the drawing board this year.

This found me drifting back to my favourite material hares ear and to this I added a soft hackle of brown partridge – this is more like it, a fly easy to tie and one that should work! — not long before I can try these out on the Piddle trout…..

Hook: Fulling Mill Easy-Eye 34642 size 16
Body: Hare’s fur
Hackle: feather from the wing or a brown partridge

From Dorchester Fishing Club 2009

To help spotting the fly on water during the early season, I have added a wing of ghost-fiber to this one..

From Dorchester Fishing Club 2009