Fly fishing carp has become increasingly popular since the species is found in many habitats. Rainer Ballin provides a step-by-step for one of the best carp flies.
Over the years I have noticed that besides red and brown, neon pink or neon orange are the most successful colours in my flybox.
Optimised for use on light #6 to #7 rods, I make the body of a lot of lead to keep the sand eel fly pattern sinking to the ground.
Fly fishing for predators like pike, perch or pike-perch has become increasingly popular. Rainer Ballin has been there from the beginning and shares his favourite pike flies.
Spring is sea trout season – at least along the northern European coastlines of countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Germany. This simple pattern imitates a sea trout’s favorite food: shrimp.
Besides classic fly fishing in flowing water, pursuing predators in still water becomes ever more popular with perch flies like this.
Spey flies originated in the 1800’s on the salmon rivers of Northern Scotland. Nowadays they make for great steelhead fly patterns.