Salmon Flies For Sale
Varying Salmon Fly Size & Color of Salmo Salar Flies Through The Season
There are lots of types of patterns including tube flies, shrimps, hairwings, snakes. Each fly type has its own benefit for example a salmon tube fly can have much more weight if a copper or brass tubes are used or lighter if nylon tubes are used. Hairwings give lots of movement triggering attacks where a irish shrimp fly pattern looks like natural shrimp food for salmon. We sell a vast range of quality flies for salmon for any venue you wish to fish at.
Fly hook size requirements vary, in the early season size 4 flies for salmon with green colours are more successful for salmon fishing. Mid season colours change from yellow flies to orange colour and as the season progresses the successful flies get smaller. During the height of summer you may be using flies as small as size 16. At the end of the season red flies work well then finally purple colour flies at the tail of the seaon with flies will now in the size 8 range.
Basic Techniques For Using Salmon Flies
Cast your fly across the current and letting it swing normally. Keep tracking the fly as it moves downstream slowly descending as it moves downstream. When the fly reaches the end of its arc keep the fly fluttering for a few moments, this can often trigger bites.
An alternative method of fishing the fly is by casting upstream and letting it sink. As the fly drifts downstream there is no drag from the flyline, the fly will sink more rapidly without drag. Using this method you can fish a lot deeper than on the upstream arc casting method. Please keep contact with the fly when fishing upstream as you need to be ready to set the hook if a fish should strike the fly on the almost slack line! Watch the leader for movement indicating a bite.