Sea trout flies are among the commonly used tool to catch fish, originating from several parts of Europe and have been prevalent in various parts of the world. The history and evolution of these flies are even documented and every kind of available fly has been studied and discussed. But what basically are flies for trout fishing in the sea and what do they do?
Looking at a picture of a sea trout fly, the most basic answer to the question is that they are hooks, attached to fishing rods, used in fishing. It may sound too simplistic. But the concept around this type of fly is far intrate than mere hooks and fishing rods. To the uniformed, this may seem to be the case. But to the enthusiasts, these are far greater than what we generally see.
These are art forms. These are works of ingenious men who have made a mark in trout fishing and to what these flies are now. Here are some of the widely known flies when fishing for trout at sea that are being used in most sea trout fishing:
1. Mallard and Claret. One of the most distinct sea trout flies of all wet patterns, useful during the day or at night. It can be used on fast rivers, or lakes in any period of the year.
2. Bloody Butcher. The Butcher, the Bloody Butcher and the Kingfisher Butcher, have been widely known to be an effective sea trout catcher and considered indispensable.
3. Medicine. It can be used all through-the season, on floating or sunken line. It is a general purpose fly, suitable during night time in clear water and in daytime when the river's water is colored.
4. Golden Squirrel. It is a good substitute to the Medicine if a lighter tone of fly is required.
5. Dark Mackerel. It is considered a good all rounder since it is the most useful fly on day time and night time, especially for dark waters.
6. Silver Stoat. It is a silver-bodied fly that is most popular of all sea trout night flies at present.
Other widely known sea trout flies available are the Pheasant and Yellow, Greenwells, Invicta, Silver Invicta, Gray Monkey, Teal & Silver, Teal Blue & Silver, Alexandra and the Executioner.
So, why do you need a fly for?
Flies are generally used to lure sea trout from the depths of the rivers and lakes. Their intinate appearance somehow attract these fish from their hiding places up until they are caught. There are several factors that you should consider in selecting the best fly that will work for you. First is to determine the type of water you will be fishing in. Fishing in dark water would require that you use a fly that is colorful, to attract the fish.
Clear waters tend to require a simple fly. Second is to determine which part of the water you plan to catch your trout. The part of the river determines the existing current that is present. For rivers with strong current, it is advisable that a heavier fly is used so as not to be drawn by the current. However, a lighter fly may be used if the trout are not within the depths of the river, and are staying along the quiet parts of the river.
Third is the time you plan to do your fishing. Daytime fishing would require you to use a simple fly while night fishing would entail the use of exuberant patterns of flies to attract sea trout. With this is mind, it is also recommended that you bring several flies from which you can choose from when you've settled in.
In learning new things, there are no shortcuts in getting through them. These are just steps. Knowing the concept behind the idea is already one major step. Learning the background of sea trout flies and their uses in fishing is already a move towards advancing your expertise in sea trout fishing. Perhaps the next step is to personally experience it for you to better appreciate the world of trout fishing at sea.
Source by Mike John Bell