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Flyfishing for Perch



All sorts
All sorts
It's good to carry different colours in your flybox. A little red is usually fine, but sometimes perch prefer light colours.
Belly boat perch
Belly boat perch
Exactly 40cm (16 inches), the magic length.
Ben Koning
Ben Koning
Ben fishing from a rented float tube at the Heidemeer in Friesland. Unfortunately we didn't catch a fish that particular day.
Green
Green
Green water(algae) then use green flies.
Hungry
Hungry
Caught this 48cm (19 inch) fish in November this year. Fish were really active this day. This fish took the fly as soon as it hit the water.
Light rod
Light rod
My favourite rod. A Sage XP490-4, fast and light. A Loop Model 1 with a Teeny 130 completes the set.
Lipping
Lipping
Lipping is my way to land perch. Their stickles can damage your hands, besides they have a very big mouth.
Perch
Perch
I was fishing for at least 6 hours on my favourite sand quarry without any luck but just before I was going to quit, this 41cm(16 inches) perch took my fly.
Perch territory
Perch territory
Around this tree the waterdepth is about 30 cm (12 inches) but you can catch as many small perch as you want to.
Perchmobile
Perchmobile
With a few straps I'm able to mount my pontoonboat at the roof of my car.
Pike perch
Pike perch
Pike perch from "het Schilmeer". In the summertime when the water warms up you can find them along the shore. In wintertime they live very deep so you can't reach them with a flyline.
Ready
Ready
Beautiful marked fish caught with a red and yellow up-side-down-fly at "de Kanovijver" near my hometown.
Red and black
Red and black
When the weather is dark and the water is clear I always start with this dark version of the up-side-down-fly.
Red and yellow
Red and yellow
In normal circumstances I start with this fly. I think more than half of the big perch I ever caught took a red and yellow fly.
Schildmeer speciaal
Schildmeer speciaal
Just a simple pattern, but effective. In the year 2000 this fly caught a lot of fish at "het Schildmeer". That's where its name comes from.
Schildmeer speciaal
Schildmeer speciaal
Shoreline
Shoreline
An old scaffold at "het Schildmeer". With a few stunts it's possible to reach this scaffold, which is a little rotted. It's better using a floattube or boat so you don't scare the fish.
The author
The author
A nice perch from IJfko's gat, a local sand quarry. Picture made by Eric Onrust.
White and blue
White and blue
Sometimes, when the water is dirty I use light-coloured flies like the white and blue or the white and green.
White and green
White and green
Sometimes, when the water is dirty I use light-coloured flies like the white and blue or the white and green.