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Lake Olive


Hook Size: 14

Season: April to May

Natural Fly: Mayfly (Ephemeridae)

Time: Afternoon

Where: Shallow Water

Tips: The lake olive is best fished in the forenoon and mid-afternoon, usually in and around shallows and bays. However, in May the lake olive can be used all day, evening fall of spinners, around shallows and near shores.

After the height of the duck fly hatch, in late April the lake olives start to appear. The lake olives belong to the Ephemeridae family of which the mayfly is the largest member. These beautiful flies have large upright wings and long wispy tails. Olives are much smaller than mayflies and there are many different species in Ireland.

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