Spend another good day by the water with me! This time I went again to the smaller trout reservoir to settle accounts with the local trout from the last not so successful trip! See how I did - this time fishing from a belly-boat!
AR Fish Fry Sparkler Booby rulez again with cracking rainbows near the bottom of the lake, but nymph & wet fly fishing on floating line was a great and successful method as well! 💥🎣
Just like last trip, I spent the whole day with my unteachable "Total Fishing" (naming my approach to fishing by my friend Jirka 😆), but this time with much better results and so much unbroken fishing ego! 😏😅
Fish behaviour is very variable on stillwater in warm summer weather and it is important to adapt often! 🤔✊
In these cases I prepare 2 fly rods:
✅ One with sinking line with 1 or 2 Booby Nymphs - for very slowly retrieve "no-forced" fishing for apathetic fish near the bottom.
✅ And the other rod usually with floating or hover fly line with smaller nymphs, wet and dry flies for finicky fish below the surface.
✅ If both methods don't work to my liking, I try other types of lines, flies and techniques - lures on intermediate lines, washing line, static BUNG etc.! 😉
And what are your tactics for summer stillwater fishing - if you do it at all? 🔥☀🤔 Feel free to share your experiences and successes 👉 HERE 👈
Tight lines, Aleš 🎣🍀
A floating line with a set of wet flies is in the water! Now all you have to do is slowly retrieve and wait for the strike in the form of a gentle jerking!
AR Fish Fry Sparkler Booby - My TOP favorite and very effective stillwater pattern for lake rainbow & brown trout and nice perch as well.
A nice rainbow trout around 45 cm did not resist my setup of wet flies slowly presented on a floating line! A small black AR Hot Head Peacock Spider was his undoing.
Warm weather and water surface like a mirror! These are definitely not conditions for stillwater fly fishing, but if you want, you can! ;-)
Nice rainbow trout in the net & my TOP favorite & deadly AR Fish Fry Sparkler Booby in action again!
Cracking rainbow has just been neted. On the boat I like to use a landing net with a short handle and a large head Fencl King 2 Nature L
A short attempt on the neighboring coarse pond also brought a nice carp, which was caught on a yellow lure from my Fly Selection - TOP Trout Flies For Small Stillwaters.
A beautiful day on my favorite trout small stillwater is over, but I'm even more excited to "see you" next time for another episode of our weekly blog "On The Water"! Tight Lines, Aleš.