Rainbow trout are known to be quite forceful and picky to boot. While it may require a long investment to inspire them to bite, once you have them on your line you are in for quite a battle. These wonderful fish are quite spirited and can set up quite a fight, which of course, is one of the main reason why anglers like fishing for them.
Trout are exceptionally picky eaters and many trout anglers tie their flies to get the best presentation to entice this finicky fish. Trout flies must be just so for the fish to bite so whether you match them yourself or buy them, you must ensure they closely resemble the natural food source of the fish.
There are two types of flies – dry flies and wet flies. The dry flies are supposed to resemble insects floating on top of the water or hatches just emerging. Therefore, they are designed to glide. On the other hand, wet flies are intended to sink. Either they should go appropriate to the bottom or hang a few inches under the water depending on what insect they are emulating.
Streamers are flies that sink to just a few inches below the water. Their goal is to resemble a minnow swimming up close to the top. Another type of fly that falls just a few inches is called a nymph – this is supposed to resemble insect hatch lings floating in the current. The nymph can likewise sink to the bottom as it might, all things considered.
When selecting or tying flies for rainbow trout fishing, one should always find out what the natural food at the time you will fish is in the particular waterway that you want to catch. Ensure your flies resemble whatever the food of that time casing will be.