UK Upwing Flies – Match the Hatch Guide

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Our illustrative guides are designed to help you ‘match the hatch’ and catch more trout and grayling on British rivers.

This upwing fly chart will help you identify the most common Ephemeroptera species on UK rivers, and recommend a tried and tested imitation – as used by the Fishtec team.

All recommended fly patterns are based on the new range of Caledonia single flies, available from the Fishtec fly tackle collection.

Remember to check out our other river fly fishing guides, including sedges and terrestrials.

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Image credits and references
Header background. Rocksweeper. Source: Shutterstock
Baetis rhodani. Cull, Tom. Source: Flickr
Rhithrogena germanica. Bartz, Richard. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Ecdyonurus torrentis. Lewis, Gareth. Source: Gareth Lewis Fly Fishing
Heptagenia Sulphurea. Source: Trout Purgatory
Ephemera danica. Lupton, Ben. Source: Flickr
Baetis niger. Lupton, Ben. Source: Flickr
Baetis fuscatus. Mogliotti, Andrea. Source: Euro Fly Angler
Caenis macrura. Storey, Malcolm. Source: Encyclopedia Of Life
Serratella ignita. Lupton, Ben. Source: Flickr
Baetis vermus. Lupton, Ben. Source: Flickr
All imitation fly images. Source: Fishtec