How to Tie The Foam Hawthorn with Steve Cullen

A fly that never lets Steve down is the Foam Hawthorn, especially for the start of the Trout Season in the UK. The Hawthorn hatch is an important part of the river fisherman's year and can be significant on stillwaters too. Normally the peak of the Hatch is from the end of April to the middle of May. This foam bodied pattern is a great option because it just keeps on floating even when the dressing gets wet. Better still, when partly wet it will sit just in the the surface film (rather than on top of it) - which often produces a more confident take. A great fly to have tied in a few different sizes and colours!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a Foam Hawthorn, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.