As fishing goes Dartmoor is pretty unique. The acidic nature of the water means that food is not plentiful and so trout will often travel a distance to eat something that looks like it could be food.
Because of this, fishing isn’t about fly patterns, it is about presentation. The first thing I think when I step into a pool is where is the best place for me to place my fly with the maximum chance of reward. Often, I will only make one or two casts into a pool before moving on again quickly searching the water making short accurate casts.
I travel light and use just 6 patterns for my fishing on Dartmoor throughout the year.