Seatrout flies for 2012
I thought I'd expand my horizon a bit and add some new seatrout patterns to my flybox before the 2012 season.
The seatrout season will soon be upon us here in northern Europe, and I have started filling my boxes for the spring. But rather than tying the good old standards only, I thought I'd introduce some new (to me and my personal coastal fishing at least), but still proven patterns in my flybox.
I'm not one who changes my habits from season to season
My fishing friends will attest to that I'm not one who changes my habits from season to season, but at the same time they also accuse me of being extremely experimental from time to time. I like rubber legs, foam, beads and strange constructions.
But I still fish my basic patterns most, and thought that I'd supplement my usual Grey Fredes, Magnuses, Bloody Butchers and Red Tags with something just a little different.
So I searched the Danish books, web sites, magazines and discussion boards and found some flies that seems to be both popular and productive. Some are more recent patterns, but some do actually have many seasons behind them, and have proven their worth many times.
They also follow my own philosophy of seatrout flies: simple, few materials and it doesn't hurt that I like their looks too.
But be warned: I have only fished two of these patterns - and one was not even for seatrout. The only proof of their efficiency lies in what I have seen, what others have told me and what I have read. But that is sufficient for me, and might also be for you. You can see my most trusted and truly proven patterns in my book Favorite Flies for Baltic Seatrout and on this site as articles tagged with the keyword seatrout flies.
The flies are
The full pattern descriptions can be found by following the links below to the separate articles.