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:

Wet Flies

Alexandra, Invicta, Bibio, Mallard & Claret, Black Pennell, Peter Ross, Connemara Black, Zulu

Dry Flies

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

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