David Collins’ Grannom Emerger

I love this time of year (and caddis)! Instead of the usual generic nymphs of winter, we finally get to target specific invertebrates, and one of the first is…yup…a caddis pattern; the Grannom.

The first major hatch of the trout season, we see these invertebrates breaking surface and swirling in clouds around mid-April. 2014 was a dire year, with consistent hatches lasting just a few days, however, this year has been something else.

This pattern was designed by the sage that is David Collins, and has done me proud over the last couple of seasons. Right now…Grannom are partying…enjoy them while you can!

Tied on the Partridge of Redditch Grub/Shrimp Down-Eye K4A (size #12).

Grannom Emerger

Wing Buds – Step 1
Grannom Emerger - Wing Buds - Step 1

Wing Buds – Step 2…post ‘cementing’
Grannom Emerger - Wing Buds - Step 2

Grannom Emerger

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About Gareth Lewis

Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, Gareth Lewis is a qualified Professional Game Angling Instructor specialising in small stream and river fly fishing techniques for both wild trout and grayling, and provides guided fishing trips, fly casting tuition, and high quality fly tying services. Read More >>

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