and Brown Trout Fishing Flies|
do you use a parachute adams fly? Your in a big river
in the Andes Mountains of Chile and Argentina. You have
been fly fishing hard all day with different flies to match
the water conditions and you have had very good success.
You've been using woolly buggers for wet and the caddis
fly for dries.
you have reached a part of the river not to common, the
whirlpool!As you drift, your fishing guide points out a
large trout feeding in the
slack current up against a high bank. You also notice that
a great number of trout are feeding upon the surface in
the currents that move into the whirlpool.
to Use the Fly
Your question to the guide is "What fly do I use here?"
Your guide in this case will say, "Use the parachute
adams fly size 20 or better yet, use size 22". Why?
First, yourguide will tell you that any big fly will probably
spook the fish because nothing big is coming into the whirlpool.
Second, if you pay close attention, you will see that the
big fish are sipping something so small that you can not
see it. As you look overboard into the film you will see
a great amount of dead insect bodies from a prior hatch.
However, the trout is not eating but a selected few of these.
So you will have to figure out which one by trying different
fly patterns. Sometimes it will be a little black ant or
beetle, but most of the time it is going to be the adams
fly, at least that is what we have found when fishing the
whirlpools of Chile and Argentina.
do you fish this fly? As the boat is drifting or you are on the bank you must
cast a floating line and a light leader and tippet with the smallest fly that
you can see, letting it drift naturally with no drag into the feeding lane of
the trout. Sometimes he will ignore it as it passes by and that is because he
did not see it or it just didnít come right for him. If he does not show you a
definite refusal on your fly then he will probably take it on one of those drifts.
The gray parachute adams or a dark Adams with a little white or red tied on top
will help you to see the fly in order to trace its drift. It seems that the trout
here like the darker colors when it comes to small patterns.
you hook that 26 inch rainbow trout on that size 22 parachute
adams, you will not want to leave that piece of water. You
will find yourself hooked on whirlpool fishing with small
flies. Its great fun.