What Flies For Sea Trout Are Most Effective?

What Flies For Sea Trout Are Most Effective?

When fishing for sea trout, it’s important to use a variety of flies. Some are more effective than others. Some are effective for particular seasons of the year, while others will work well all year round. For example, an upwinged fly such as Gold-ribbed Hare’s Ear will often produce results.

A popular fly for sea trout in Argentina is the Yuk Bug. Available in many different colours, the body of the fly is wrapped in lead wire to add weight and help it sink to the fish’s laying areas. This is especially important when fishing cutbanks. In this way, the fly can be cast to a variety of depths and avoid being pulled out of the water.

As sea trout fishing became popular in the 20th century, flies developed to match the needs of fishermen. In 1948, Bluett created special flies for sea trout fishing. His design included an enlarged version of the popular trout fly, usually in size 10 or eight. The flies were extremely effective.

For fishing in shallow waters, a nymph pattern is effective. This fly is easy to tie and cast and looks great in the water. Often, the flies are wrapped in lead fuse wire or chenille, making them sink quickly. Various patterns are available for these soft flies, including fatter menhaden and thin mullet. You can even dress them on wire shanks for night fishing.