Fishing mayfly on Lough Conn is not that specialised. Its the same as fishing most lakes except we use smaller dry’s and wets. But in a big wave 10s are fine but 12s and even 14s catch fish in lighter winds.
mays on 12s and 10s and green yellow claret dabblers and bumbles work very well too.
Smaller dry’s require lighter leaders, some people use tapered leaders, with fluorocarbon tippets. I use monofilament line in all conditions. I use
4,5 or 6lb monofilament depending on the size of fly and wind conditions.
For pulling wets I use either 6 or 8lb fluorocarbon as the fish can hit hard when they are feeding on Mayfly especially in a good wave.
are so many kinds of leader material out there and everyone has their own preferences, use leader you are confident in.
The Mayfly is now in full swing on most lakes, enjoy your fishing, i hope to visit a few other lakes in
the coming weeks and sample more of ther Duffers Fortnight
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