Without doubt, in the British Isles, reservoirs provide the best, and the most accessible and affordable opportunity for catching rainbow and brown trout with an artificial fly. In whatever part of the country you reside there will probably be at least one day-ticket reservoir close to your home that is stocked with trout. To be consistently successful, the angler will need not only to utilize a wide range of fishing techniques, but also to possess a sufficiently comprehensive set of artificial flies to cater for every conceivable fishing situation.
Adrian Freer has been a long-standing member of both the Leicestershire Fly Fishing Assocation and the Anglers' Conservation Association [now merged into The Angling Trust] and, as well as being a dedicated fly fisherman and fly tyer, he also has a keen interest in entomology. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Successful Reservoir Fly Fishing Techniques - Trout Angler's Guide to Improved Catches [Crowood 2007].