Fishing Fly Guide

Choosing the right fishing fly can be difficult, but at John Norris we're helping to make it easier. Here are some of the things you'll need to think about if you're going to buy new fishing flies. 1. What for You'll want to use the most appropriate flies, so you'll need to know what you're fishing for. You're unlikely to catch anything if your flies don’t appeal to the fish. 2. Time of year Insects are different sizes during the year, and so you'll need to be aware of what size your fishing flies need to be in order to be convincing. In addition, you'll need to think about weather conditions and temperature too. 3. Where Where you fish can affect what fishing flies you need. Fishing in a quiet reservoir is not the same as fishing in a fast flowing river. 4. Dry Flies Dry flies are a popular choice with many anglers as the flies are designed to sit on top of the water. Dry flies are often described as ‘deceivers’ as they are designed to imitate particular flies. Dry files are essential in your fishing tackle bag. 5. Wet Flies Wet flies are fished just below the surface and so need to be attractive to the trout you're fishing for. 6. Salmon Flies With many types of salmon fly available, it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately, we've got plenty of different flies to choose from, and help is only an email or phone call away. 7. Prepared As you can't always predict the weather, or guess what will interest the fish, you'll need to have a wide variety of fishing flies, so that you're prepared for anything. 8. Knowledge As you become more experienced, you'll be able to match your flies with the conditions and the fish. You'll be able to improve, and catch more fish, if you know why the fishing fly you're using is working. 9. Fly tying If you're feeling adventurous, then why not have a go at fly tying? This will give you the opportunity to design and create your own flies. You'll soon develop a better understanding of fish and flies, and become a better angler too. 10. Value for money No matter whether you're looking for the perfect fishing fly, or want to start fly tying yourself, you'll want to get value for money. Here at John Norris, we've got everything you need to help you catch more fish, from flies, to fishing rods, fishing clothing and more. If you can't find what you're looking for, or want some advice, why not call us on 01768 864211 today? We're all experienced anglers and will be happy to help.