Trout Fishing Tackle
The table below offers general recommendations on suitable tackle for wild brown trout fishing on our local lochs and rivers:
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
Leader Set-up - Nymph Tactics
Leader Set-up - Dry Fly Tactics
Leader Set-up - Buzzer Tactics
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.