Choose flies after the circumstances

Select your route
The basic rule is simple: think about your fly choice. The choice of fly should not be random or a result of habits. You can have your favorites, and fish with the same few well-known patterns that you know and trust, but the selection should be adjusted to the circumstances, and you should consider changing your fly occasionally. If you see fish, but have no strikes, the typical solution is a smaller fly - especially in calm and clear water. Step down to very small sizes; half your usual size can do wonders.

Darkness, fast moving or unclear water should make you consider more visible flies with denser profile, more flash or brighter colors.

If none of this triggers a strike, consider the brutal solution: go big! Choose the largest fly in your box. It might sound like a paradox, but selective fish can sometimes be stimulated by a sheer provocation.

The fifth piece of advice: Use the right leader...

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