Know your Fish Food 3

The Iron Blue (Baetis Pumilis)

This is the one fly that likes the cold and will hatch in the colder days of spring from lunch time to early evening during April and May depending on the weather. It can then reappear in the Autumn.

Easily recognised as they are very darkly coloured grey. The males and females are very similar with the female being the bigger of the two. The size of hook for any imitation is normally size 16.

The Adult Male Dun

The Adult Female Dun:

The Male Spinner:

The Female Spinner: