How to fly fish for Wild River Brown Trout, in Ireland-Tips & Methods

fly-fishing for branch out can be fun

many of the rivers in the foil system in

addition to their salmon run have a good

head of brine trait as a rough guide

these are usually the ones which do not

have a run of seat right

brown trout can be fished for from

opening day right to the end of the

season choice of tackle to be as light

as possible with a three four or five

weed rod with a matching floating line

being ideal in most situations light

lines allow for delicate presentation of

small flies on fine diameter Tibbett

some anglers prefer a five or six weird

rod and heavier Tibbett as grills can

also take these small trade flies

the four main methods of fly-fishing for

Brian tried are traditional wet fly dry

fly nymphs

or streamers and all require different

techniques with the exception of

streamers which imitate fish most other

flight patterns used represent insects

or other invertebrates which live in the

river or have fallen onto the water both

in imps that inhabit the bottom and the

adult flies they hatch into form the

main bulk of flies which are important

to the fly fisherman


the majority of food items represented

our insects but some can be for example

crustaceans such as freshwater shrimp

which live right on the riverbed

there are many insects blown onto the

water and these include Hawthorn flakes

black gnats flying ants and cream flies

in all methods of fly-fishing it is

important to try to work out what the

chart are feeding on so little fly

representing their food can be selected

by the angler this is usually referred

to as matching the hatch careful

observation on the water surface or the

riverbank or rising fish may indicate a

particular fly or invertebrate that they

are feeding on it is important to try

and select something matching the same

size profile and color as the natural

wet fly-fishing usually involves flies

being cast across and down the river

it is usually practiced in Streamy water

when the flies are cast across the river

the current takes them downstream where

they slowly sink sometimes they can be

fished dead draft but most anglers like

to add a small amount of movement to

give the flies some simulated life and

are retrieved slowly wet flies can

represent a variety of food forms

ranging from nymphs hatching insects to

dried insects which have landed in the

water most of the time there a vague

representation of a food form which

trigger the fish to feed

when fishing for trite it is important

to try and determine why the trade may

be lying in a particular area deeper

water streams large rocks bushes and

trees offer some cover and protection

from predators

casting close to the bank and deeper

water behind large rocks and under

bushes and trees can be good areas to

target and most occasions a floating

line is sufficient a low and

intermediate line or sinking poly leader

can also be beneficial especially and

faster or deeper streams as Troy tries

at different times of the day and all

methods of fly fishing for troit the

anger should try to interpret where the

trout may be lying and when and where

the fish pegye rising

no fishing tries to represent the larval

form of insects before the hatching of

the water or other invertebrates which

live there such as shrimps

most of these are found on the bottom of

the river are close to it so weighted

nymph pattern is used however as the

lateral imps ascend to the surface just

before they hatch height and to their

adult form lighter unweighted patterns

can be used

Nemus are usually cast upstream to allow

the Flies to sink deeper in the water

while creating minimal drag from the

line the rod tip is held high and any

stopping of the line or unusual line

movement should initiate a strike


dry fly fishing for many anglers is most

fun as it involves stalking of surface

feeding trait these fish are usually

rising to hatching unsex or insects

which have landed in the water it is

important to be stealthy and careful

wading upstream is advised an order for

dry flies to float they usually treat it

with flotant such as gink some flies do

not require flotant as they've been tied

with buoyant materials such as cdc dry

fly also needs delicate and accurate

casting this is usually upstream casting

till either fly to move downstream

without the Flies getting on the surface

this is seen this unnatural by the trite

use they causing rejection of the

artificial flight

on dry fly fishing the choice of dry fly

can be critical as it should match the

same color shape and size as the natural

food as during a rise trout can be very

selective on what they are feeding on