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Trout Fishing Tackle


The table below offers general recommendations on suitable tackle for wild brown trout fishing on our local lochs and rivers:

troutquest fly fishing tackle list for wild brown trout fishing in the highlands.


Trout Fishing Leaders

Below are sketches of recommended leader set-ups for different fly fishing tactics for wild brown trout when boat fishing. Click on the images for larger versions.

Leader Set-up - Loch Style Wet Fly Tactics

troutquest fly fishing tackle for wild brown trout fishing - leaders for wet fly (loch style) fishing.

 

Leader Set-up - Nymph Tactics

troutquest fly fishing tackle for wild brown trout fishing - leaders for nymph fishing.

Leader Set-up - Dry Fly Tactics

troutquest fly fishing tackle for wild brown trout fishing - leaders for dry fly fishing.

Leader Set-up - Buzzer Tactics

troutquest fly fishing tackle for wild brown trout fishing - leaders for buzzer fishing.


Droppers

We recommend the water knot, also known as the surgeon's knot for all droppers:

1. Overlay 2 pieces of nylon (e.g the piece connected to your braided loop, and the next section that you want to join), such that they overlap by a sufficient length to tie the knot and leave the required dropper length.

2. Form a loop with both pieces of nylon.

3. Bring the lower ends of the 2 pieces of nylon through the loop 4 times. Pull all 4 ends to tighten, then moisten with saliva before seating the knot.

4. Trim the upper short end, leaving the LOWER end for the dropper.

troutquest fly fishing tackle for wild brown trout fishing - water knot.

Water Knot