TACTICAL TROUT - LOCH

 

You can just cast out a team of flies and pull/strip them back and on occasion catch plenty of trout on any water.

But you are not catching the fish - they are catching themselves.

A Tactical approach is more challenging,interesting and over the season more effective. It's also more fun!

In the main these flies are tied on #12/14/16 hooks. These are suited to catching wild brown trout (6" to 12") on most lochs.

 

FLIES FOR WHEN TROUT ARE NOT RISING    (See: BRINGING THE FISH UP)

When fish are not obviously feeding near the surface use these Goldbead and Leaded flies.

 

ALPINE WHITE LARVA ALPINE TAN LARVA

GB Larva(White) #12  -  45p each

GB Larva (Tan) #12  -  45p each

 

 

ALPINE STONEFLY NYMPH

GB Swimming Larva #12  -  45p each

 

#8 ombudsman

Leaded Ombudsman #LS12  -  50p each

 

 

2018 GB DAMSEL HB#12 

GB Damsel Nymph #12  -  50p each

 

FLIES FOR RISING TROUT

These are dry patterns that will tempt most fish feeding on or near the surface.

 

WILD FLY DEER SPIDER NATURAL

Try these in a ripple, dead drift and move slightly by raising the rod top.

Deer Hair Caddis (Natural) #14  -  45p each

Deer Hair Caddis (Natural) #16  -  45p each

 

WILD FLY PHANTOM MIDGE 2018 DARK MIDGE #16

Long Legged Midges

Light and dark tyings, a pattern to tempt fish in calm water

Light Long Legged Midge #16  -  45p each

Light Long Legged Midge #18  -  45p each

Dark Long Legged Midge #16  -  45p each

Dark Long Legged Midge #18  -  45p each

 

WILD FLY F

'F' Fly

Imitates all the smaller insects that trout spend a great deal of time eating.

'F' Fly #16  - 45p each

'F' Fly #18  -  45p each

'F' Fly #20  -  45p each

 

 

WILD FLY STRAGGLER

Straggler

This abstract Daddy imitation will work when other tyings fail

Straggler FW#14  -  45p each 

 

Straggler FW#16  -  45p each

 

 

 2018 BUMP RED  2018 BUMP OLIVE

Bump Tenkara

One of the best flies you can present to a wild trout on any water - worldwide

Olive Bump Tenkara #14  -  45p each

Red Bump Tenkara #14  -  45p each

 

 

 

HEBRIDEAN CAST WETFLIES

Fish these in two fly teams. The Bob fly will bring the fish up that take it or the point fly. Slow retrieves are usually better than stripping.

Use this method when fish are rising or not. Fish can be 'bought up' by working the bob with the rod tip.

 

BOB:

 

2018 PALM. BLACK SPIDER #12

Palmered Black Spider #12  - 50p each

 

 

2018 PALMER DONEGAL

Palmered Donegal Blue#12  -  50p each

 

2018 LOCH ORDIE #12

Loch Ordie #12  -  55p each

 

 

POINT:

 

2018 CROW & SILVER #12

Crow & Silver #12  -  45p each

2018 GRHE #12

Gold Ribbed Hares Ear #12  -  45p each

2018 WEE PETER #12

Wee Peter #12  -  45p each

 

2018 MURRAYS #12

Murrays Bluebottle (Green) #12  -  40p each

 

BRINGING THE FISH UP

Once the water warms up, or if you are fishing shallow water, non rising fish will come up to take a floating fly. Try these patterns, use the rod to work the flies, or leave to drift with the wind with an occasional tweek (rod or hand) to attract the fish. Fis as single flies or in teams of two.

 

2018 SPINY #12

Spiny Norman #12  -  40p each

 

 

 2018 STRG DADDY

Daddy Long Legs #14  -  75p each

 

 

NAT DEER CADDIS #16

Deer Caddis #14  -  45p each

 

 

 

NATURAL DRYFLIES

When rising fish refuse standard tyings try these. Dressed to imitate natural insects these will tempt the most discerning trout. Minimum amounts of materials mean these flies need gink and frequent drying (tissue or amadou) to get them to float, remember that sunk dryflies will also tempt fish (real insects drown as well).

 

2018 natural caddis

Natural Caddis #14  -  45p each

Natural Caddis #16  -  45p each

Natural Caddis #18  -  45p each

 

 

2018 natural midge

 

Natural Midge #16  -  45p each

Natural Midge #18  -  45p each

Natural Midge #20  -  45p each

 

 

2018 natural daddy

 

Natural Daddy #14  -  75p each

 

 

 

2018 natural dun 2

Natural Dun #14  -  45p each

Natural Dun #16  -  45p each

Natural Dun #18  -  45p each

 

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