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As Summer Ends, We’re Preparing for Autumn

Autumn is a special time in Ireland and a fine time to fish the rivers and lakes. Warm evenings herald the arrival of the sedges and toward the end of the season the trout may be given a final feast of Daddy Long Legs that can produce excellent top of the water sport. Later in the season, Streamer fishing picks up as the weather worsens and the nastiest days in the Autumn can be great for fishing big flies.

On warm, stable days with light or calm winds, you might see mayfly hatches. Autumn mayflies come in several varieties: small olive mayflies, tiny olive mayflies, and ridiculously tiny olive mayflies. That’s an exaggeration, but small olives are by far the most abundant mayflies from September through November. You should not even get within earshot of a lake or river without plenty of olive emergers and dries.

Until the first hard frost, and sometimes even after, Daddy Long Legs are very important trout foods. In the Autumn, a Daddy Long Legs is great for prospecting when no trout are rising as are the typical Wulff. Lacking a Daddy Long Legs, anything that looks like hoppers or other large terrestrial insects will work very well.

To mark the transition to Autumn, we’re offering a special discount coupon worth 10% at checkout. Simply enter the autumn2014 code at checkout time and the discount will be applied to your total.

Tight Lines!