Fly fishing for trout and grayling

Tips for fishing trout and grayling fly fishing.

Imitation of insects - the most delicate artificial bait. And too light for deep pools, where the largest trout and grayling are. To descend to the fish, the nymphs will need some heavy metal.

With the help of a heavy nymph, it is easy to catch a shallow place under the very top of the rod. But this way you can outsmart only not very large fish.

And in order to catch large trout and grayling, you should go to the backwater of the river with a depth of at least 1.5 m. However, if the nymph passes at a depth of 40 cm, the fish will not even think to go upstairs. The front sight should be given to them under the very nose. But this requires very heavy nymphs or additional loading in equipment and a somewhat more refined casting technique. For deep holes, heavier nymphs with a golden head are suitable. I prefer lead-headed nymphs. This is an imitation of a caddis flar larva, in which a pellet is attached below the hook ring. The pellet is pinched before knitting flies on a piece of monofilament fishing line, which is attached to the forearm of the hook. The weighted nymph always goes in such a way that the hook bend is directed upwards, so the sting does not often cling to obstacles at the bottom. In the original of this model, the body is made of brown dubbing. But this nymph can be given a brighter color. In my box with flies there are always several samples of this model on hooks No. 8-14.

Little "slave"

If this one nymph does not bring the desired success, I resort to a little trick. I attach to the bend of the hook of the nymph a piece of monofilament fishing line with a length of about 30 m, to the end of which I tie a second, smaller nymph. A nymph made of feathers of a pheasant tail, connected on a hook Ns 16., is well suited for this. In a tandem with a large, a small nymph descends to depths that would be unattainable for her alone.

Both some trout and grayling, who were already familiar with heavy nymphs, are seduced by a lighter “follower”.

Where nymphs with a heavy head have long been known to fish, often only thanks to light, delicate models the fisherman has a chance to catch. To feed such nymphs at a depth, again, an additional load is needed: a pellet or sinker of a certain shape. If you use a pellet, then only round, so as not to twist the leash when casting. I prefer to put a 2.70 m long conical undergrowth, the tip of which has a diameter of 0.18 mm. I tie a leash of fluorocarbon from 80 to 100 cm long and 0.15 mm in diameter to it, which allows the nymph to dive even faster. If trout with a length of more than 50 cm is found in a pond, a thicker leash can also be put. For casting heavy nymphs, one should not choose the lightest rods. It should be a 5th or 6th grade rod. Floating WF cord (cone) light color often facilitates bite recognition. Now there are various bite alarms specifically for fly fishing, which are simply attached to the cord. But sometimes such signaling devices become an obstacle when fishing fish. Therefore, make sure that the bite indicator either passes through the access rings or slides along the cord when it is selected. I pay great attention to the buoyancy of the cord, especially in low light, because accurate recognition of the bite depends on this. Thoroughly rub the end of the fly fishing cord with fat so that it floats well, and degrease the leash so that it drowns well when the nymph is thrown upstream, it is necessary to ensure that the cord does not lie completely straight on the water. Otherwise, the nymph drowns too slowly. Make sure that the rod during casting stops at 11.00 o’clock. The nymph in this case will go to the depth, and will not drift under the surface itself. Trained fly fishing practitioners also practice parachute throwing, in which, after a swing, the rod is returned to the 12.00 o'clock position. The cord at the same time lies in the form of a wavy line, which allows the nymph to quickly sink. Do not catch a deep backwater, do not start from above, but always from the middle or from the end of the whirlpool. If you catch a fish there, it will not scare everyone else when it is played. Feed the nymph from your shore with each cast a little further to gradually catch the whole pool.

More life

To make the game of the nymph more lively and thereby more seductive, you can occasionally raise the rod or choose a cord a little faster. In any case, it is necessary to maintain constant direct contact with the nymph, so the cord after deepening the front sight should be as straight as possible in order to immediately respond to the bite. Constantly hold the rod at about a right angle to the cord. If a hard bite unexpectedly occurs, you can always slightly depreciate its power with a fishing rod. When the rod is extended in the direction of the cord and the nymph, the leash with a powerful bite will break off before you can react. Sweeping is done either with a short jerk of the rod, or with a strong pull of the hand, choosing the cord. If you hooked a strong fish, quickly wind the tightened cord around the reel while holding the fish pulling. After that, you can pluck it with a reel. So you will avoid tangling the cord in the coastal vegetation or in the net.