The flies being taken with alacrity by the trout are definitely midges, creamy bodied midges...
No problem! Surely just put on a suitably coloured Aphid pattern or a traditional midge like a Sturdy's Fancy of appropriate size? Maybe and then again, maybe not.
|That pink thing is your faithful blogger's little finger nail to give you some idea of the fly's size|
|The label on the net is 1⅞ inches wide|
Some years ago similar happenings used to occur with returns of Sherry Spinners. Yes some would fall for the well known spinner patterns but hundreds would NOT! Over time a pattern was devised that turned the tables and is now virtually infallible during any spinner return involving small spinners (14 down to 18). This is the PPS and the improved variant of it.
It looks like a fresh pattern is needed for these early season evenings after midge eating trout.
So, work will be soon be in progress as a fresh attempt is made to arrive at a midge pattern that will turn the tables again and make evenings like this evening less of a lottery where luck is more important than any other attribute.