5 Top River Fly Fishing Tips

9:25 am

1> Small & Dark

If you are unsure what fly to use, try the small and dark rule. Most of the food that trout eat is small and dark so use small dark flies! Below are a couple of cracking small dark flies.


2> Make sure your leader is sinking

When dry fly fishing, It’s vital your last bit of leader and tippet is sinking to disguise it, a leader floating on the surface film will definitely result in less fish in the net. To sink your leader use some good degreaser (below)

3>Don’t rip the line off the water

River fishing can be tiring when you are constantly re-casting. It’s important not to rip your line off the water as you move
upstream. Use a snap roll to get your line in the air before overhead casting.

4> Fish deep nymphs

If you are nymph fishing some deep fished nymphs, these must be presented right near the bottom. If you are not snagging up every so often, you are not fishing deep enough. Here are a couple of my most productive heavy nymphs:

5> Try a Klinkhammer

These emerger patterns are deadly. I cannot remember the last time I fished a Klinkhammer and didn’t have a rise to it! Below are two of my favourite Klinkhammers