Blagdon Lake

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Blagdon is a lake that responds really well to nymphs fished slowly. Diawl bachs are the "fly-of-the-lake" and in its many varieties will usually get a few fish. Buzzers also do well. As the season moves on, dry flies become more significant as a fly to put on the end. Lures such as blobs and boobies are always worth a go when the trout are not responsive to the nymphs! Long leaders are usually required (but not too long with the dry fly!) and a decent fluorocarbon is helpful - especially early season when you need to get down. Look to shallower areas and off the weedbeds later in the year.

Seven-day forecast 

Look for cleaner water and be prepared to go up and down in the water column to find the depth at which the fish are feeding. Always ask the warden which areas have been best in the previous few days.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Flexifloss Chironomid black 10,12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Flexifloss Chironomid claret 12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Flexifloss Chironomid red 12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Flashback Tri-Tail natural and dyed bla 10, 12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
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