Flies on the Boyne

Fly fishing on the Boyne. While there is a multitude of flies available to the angler, there’s a small number of proven patterns that work well on our stretch of the Boyne and it’s tributaries. This is not meant to be the definitive guide to which flies to use and when, but if these are all you have in your fly box then you are well covered for most circumstances.

In the early part of the season it’s all wet fly and nymph fishing and the GRHE (Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear) is hard to beat.

Through May and June the Mayfly start to appear and the trout begin to feed ferociously.

Once the Dry Fly season begins the upwinged flies come into their own.