Many may not know it but one common fishing mistake an inexperienced angler is almost always found guilty of is using wrong fishing flies. No matter how hard you try, all of the preparation and effort will be futile if you don't have a firm grasp on the concept of trout fishing flies selection. Deciding on what flies to use is one extremely important talent that an angler should posses since the future of having a catch greatly rests upon flies. There are some choices that one can choose from which makes selecting quite difficult. Normally, flies may fall into three simple categories namely dry flies, wet flies and nymphs. The kind of trout fishing flies to be used also depends on the type of trout you are aiming to catch.
The basic groups of flies can be used according to their functions and specific fishing conditions. A wide range of diverse trout fishing flies can be found. There are different colors, models and sizes. Dry flies work best in either higher or lower parts of the stream. Examples include the caddies, dries cripples, may flies and spinners. Wet flies, on the other hand, are the most common and versatile as they can catch even bigger trout on, in the direction of, and against the current. These flies are larger than the artificial ones. Meanwhile, nymphs function as weights for the hook. Hooks are attached with nymphs to make them stay submerged in the water for a long time. Examples of this type of bait are the caddis, may fly and stone fly nymphs.
There are other factors to consider when selecting trout fishing flies. One of which is the water condition of the fishing location. Multi-colored and bright flies (usually in yellow and orange) are ideal when fishing in waters covered in mud. This will, without doubt, attract the trout. Small flies should be used when fishing in clear waters during summer. For chilly waters, use flies which are approximately 2 inches or more. Second factor is the season. Willie gunn tubes are ideal to use during springtime. In summer, singles with stoats tails fastened to it is the best choice while allys and comets work best during fall. Different trout fishing flies should be used as the season changes. Third and last factor is the hook you will attach your flies to. Choosing and using the right hooks will do good for your fishing trips so never forget to check them. To catch larger trout, always use double or treble hooks. Single hooks, on the other hand, are best used in shallow waters. The pro in using single hooks is that they are less lethal than the double hooks. Then again, they are not flexible and cannot be used in different water conditions.
In any fishing trip, always remember to choose the right trout fishing flies as this is vital to getting a catch. The key is to remember these factors: functions and water conditions, trout types to catch, fishing location, season, and the hook.