What flies do big trout like?


What flies do big trout like?

13 Favorite Flies For Catching Brown Trout

  1. Rabbit Strip Streamer – Size 8.
  2. Woolly Bugger – White, Black, Olive and Blue – Size 8.
  3. Skunk with rubber legs – Size 10.
  4. Pheasant Tail Nymph – Size 12.
  5. Crayfish – Size 8 and 10.
  6. Green Caddis with and without a bead head – Size 14.
  7. Bead Head Hares Ear Nymph – Size 14.

How do you fly fish for big trout?

10 Tips For Targeting Big Trout

  1. Fish At The Right Time. Big trout are big for a reason.
  2. Big Fish Like Big Meals – Fish Streamers.
  3. Fish Where the Big Fish Hang Out.
  4. Focus on Tails of Pools During Heavy Hatches.
  5. Target the Lead Fish.
  6. Wait.
  7. Look for Subtle Rises and Large Shoulders.
  8. Don’t Over Look the Skinny Water.

Do big trout eat small flies?

Big fish eat small flies every day of the year. During the past three years, I’ve come to suspect that the best way to consistently hook big trout is to drift tiny nymphs right in front of their noses. The best way to do that is Euro nymphing.

What do big trout eat?

Trout eat a host of aquatic insects, terrestrial insects, other fish, crustaceans, leeches, worms, and other foods. The food items that are most important to trout and fly fishers are the aquatic insects that spend most of their life cycles underwater in rivers, streams, and stillwaters.

What do large rainbow trout eat?

Feeding. The rainbow trout eats mostly invertebrate larvae, insects and fish. When feeding they can save energy by staying still in a stream with their mouth open, eating invertebrate larvae as it flows downstream.

How do you pick a fly for trout?

In general, when you’re selecting an imitation you’ll want to pay particular attention to the following factors:

  1. Size. Try a fly that’s roughly the same size as the natural, whether it’s an insect, a minnow or anything else that you’re trying to copy.
  2. Movement.
  3. Shape.
  4. Color.

What size fly should I use?

Generally, nymphs and dry flies in size 16 to 12 are the most common, but size 20 or 22 dry flies are often used. Streamers in size 6 to 4 tend to be most useful. Varying sizes can sometimes yield great results, but speaking to a local guide or fly shop is always a great way to zero in on the right size and pattern.

How big is a size 18 fly?


#10 – #12 5/32” 3.8mm
#12 – #14 1/8” 3.3mm
#14 – #16 7/64” 2.8mm
#16 – #18 3/32” 2.3mm

What is the best fly to catch trout?

All-time Favorite Trout Flies

  • Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer.
  • Stonefly Nymph Pattern.
  • Hare’s Ear Nymph.
  • Beadhead Prince Nymph.
  • Elk Hair Caddis.
  • Parachute Fly.
  • Tungsten Nymph.
  • Wormy Bead Head Trout Fly.

What is considered a big lake trout?

Lake trout vary widely in size and weight and are commonly found around the 19-inch mark but can reach lengths of over 48 inches. According to the International Game Fish Association, the world record lake trout caught on rod and reel is 72 pounds in 1995 on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories.

How big is a size 6 fly?


#2 – #4 7/16” LARGE
#6 – #8 3/8” MEDIUM
#8 – #10 1/4” SMALL
#10 – #12 5/32”” X-SMALL