Still water fly fishing for wild trout can be a fun and challenging diversion from stream fishing.
Most of the time lake fish can be more selective, demanding more precise presentations from fly anglers. More often than not lake fishing requires a certain degree of patience and strategy
in order to be successful. Fishing tactics vary greatly from river fishing and fly selection is paramount. Below are just a few tips to help out your still water fishing success.
- Use a drift boat, raft or float tube to cover more water more efficiently.
- A longer 10’ to 11’ foot rod will help keep your line from slapping the water.
- A long handled boat net will help you better land fish at a distance.
- Streamer fish and be sure to move your fly with realistic movement.
- Nymph fishing below an indicator is always productive.
- Bring a good assortment of dry flies and tippet to match dry fly hatches.
- Carry several different spools with floating and sinking lines to cover all water depths.
Lake fishing is really a lot of fun! See you on the water.