Fishing tactics for Lake Vyrnwy
Most fishers on Lake Vyrnwy use three flies and drift along loch-style. A good rule for choosing a fly for the lake is ‘When in doubt, go for black’.
Leaders in the early months of the season will be a team of three black or darkish wet flies size 10 or 12. Black or dark lures, like the Montana or Viva, work well early on as well on the tail.
By late May, lighter coloured flies like an Invicta and, maybe, a Peter Ross on sunny days should be given a swim.
Some flies for Vyrnwy:
Alexandra, Invicta, Bibio, Mallard & Claret, Black Pennell, Peter Ross, Connemara Black, Zulu
Claret Bumble, Greenwell’s Glory, Coch y Bondhu, G&H Sedge
Buzzers Black/Red, Damsel Nymph, Diawl Bach, Pheasant Tail
Damsel Nymph Gold Head, Sweeny Todd, Montana, Viva, Muddler Minnow