Choosing the fly
First, determine major rivers insects that fly fishing and focus on patterns that match these. Sometimes you can use the same pattern to match two different types. Here are three of the most common patterns:
Dry flies: There are many different patterns mayflies, stoneflies and others with those fish on the surface. When it comes to mayflies, the best pattern is Adams. This dry pattern gray body with its tail and brown feathers and brown looks different enough to ephemeral works well for many fishing areas.
Nymphs: The nymphs (also called “wet flies”) represent the immature stages of insect life. These flies are fished beneath the water surface and usually work best just before hatching insects born of water, when the nymphs and pupae representing become active. Fly pheasant tail is an example of a common nymph.
Streamers: The easiest way to catch a big fish is with a streamer, wet fly that imitates a small bait that larger fish feed. There are many imitations of bait to catch fish in lakes, streams, ponds and salt water, but the most common are the leeches and minnows.
Do you live in the East and especially fishing in streams and rivers ?, fishing in lakes and ponds for fish from pan and perch fishing mainly ?, or saltwater fish? Each type of fish and fishing requires its own selection of flies, although in some cases there is an overlap with flies for a type of water that work successfully in other waters.
Overall, mayflies, stoneflies, damselflies and dragonflies are the main aquatic insects of interest for trout, perch and pan fish. But because these are the main aquatic insects that these fish can be fed, it does not necessarily require a wide range of each, either adult or nymph patterns.
In the East, for example, dragonflies and damselflies are usually not of major importance for trout, so keep a complete assortment of these patterns would be a bad choice. But if you go to the Rocky Mountains or the lakes of the Wild West, damselflies will become a staple for trout and perch fishing. Concentrate on bringing basic flies that needs to fishing waters regularly.
The House has the Advantage
If you are a novice fisherman or traveling to an area where he has never fished fly, you might think you’re at a disadvantage to discover what the key local insects. Consult a local fishing shop and follow the suggestions given. Most reputable shops fly fishing know all about local insects and can provide valuable information about patterns required. There are times when a local favorite pattern can give you more gain than a pattern to which it is accustomed. Feel free to try AndrewFishing.