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Chris Ogborne Wild River - Barbless

Chris Ogborne has honed and refined this selection on the wild rivers of the UK. You can fish these flies with total confidence and there is a pattern for every river situation and for any set of conditions. Confusion and worry over fly selection is eliminated, leaving you more time to enjoy what matters - the fishing.

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WR01/12
Ideal for reaching under those elusive undercut banks, or for long lining down inaccessible pools. Soft materials mean "life" and movement in the fly. Use sideways mends to give extra life to all retrieves
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WR02/14
The default choice whenever you're in doubt over what fly to use. If nothing is rising and there are no naturals to be seen, then this is the perfect fly for "prospecting" as it covers so many bases.
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£1.10
WR03/14
A multi-purpose fly for the slower glides and runs, but equally at home in faster water when there's a good olive hatch. Added bonus of good visability with the CDC.
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WR04/16
This pattern suggest a host of insects, rather than representing a specific natural. The neutral colour is good for all light conditions, or simply when you're not sure about what fly is hatching
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WR05/18
If you are seeing olives on the water, any size, shape or colour, then this is the fly. It has caught around the world, on rivers large or small. The tying makes for great floatability - use floatant sparingly as perfect presentation is when it sits IN rather than on the surface.
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WR06/16
Most commercial black gnats are tied too bulky, but in fact most naturals are slim and skinny. This is an all time favourite for clear water, wild moors, or fussy fish. They simply can't resist it! The default choice for acid waters where the golden rule is "any colour you like, so long as it's black!"
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WR07/16
The perfect compromise for low light conditions, fast water, frothy runs - anywhere that you find if hard to see the fly on the water. The tufts are easy to see even in the roughest water.
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WR08/14
A new take on an immortal favourite. The tiny bead at the head adds weight, as well as suggesting the air bubble that occurs with so many naturals. Truly deserves the title of "banker fly" as it rarely fails. All things to all fish in rivers.
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WR09/14
For downstream conditions when the fish are really fussy, and only a slim, sparse spider will work. Use two or even three to a cast, at least a metre apart, and fish with sideways mend to give them life. Absolutely deadly on wild trout or grayling.
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WR10/14
Developed on the wild upper reaches of the River Camel, but catches fish anywhere. If you could only take one nymph with you, to fish all but the deepest of holes or glides, this is the one. Perfect for short lining Czech style, or long lining at range.
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WR11/16
For fast, thin water. You need to be able to see the fly in these conditions and to react to the lightning takes, and this fly makes it all possible. Upstream, 45 degree casting, or even occasionally downstream. You'll miss fewer fish because you see the takes.
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WR12/12
Developed in the World Championships in New Zealand almost 20 years ago, this fly has worked on waters from Iceland to the Rocky Mountains. Fish it shallow in fast runs, deeper in the glides and seams. Slow pull and draw or fast figure of eight - it works every time.
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