Fly Fishing Techniques

Fly fishing in the Pyrenees of Spain

This fishing opens up possibilities to try and learn many different techniques: many fish were caught and lost and some absolute monsters spotted

Patrick Senior (Bristol, UK)

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Dry fly fishing in the Pyrenees of Spain

This fishing opens up possibilities to try and learn many different techniques: many fish were caught and lost and some absolute monsters spotted.

 

Patrick Senior. (Bristol, UK)

If there are two things that characterize fly fishing in the Pyrenees it is the sheer variety of scenery and the very shy trout that bolt for cover at the slightest danger. These trout descend from the native gene pool of Mediterranean trout.

Fishing TechniquesSo fly fishing for these wary trout in their natural habitat entails the mastery of different techniques and using the right ones in each of the different fishing scenarios where trout will be encountered

The range of possibilities expands dramatically when you realize that you can find trout waters from the foothills to the upper areas of the Pyrenees; from  600 feet above sea level  to just over 8000 feet.

Dry fly fishing is the best way to fish these rivers if you know when to use this technique in each stretch of water. Many fishing sessions organized by SALVELINUS involve 100% dry fly fishing and that means sight fishing too!

Nymphing is, however, the most productive way to fish in the majority of these waters.

Fly fishing with lures or streamers as they are sometimes referred to, is also successful, albeit more with rainbows than with other trout species.

Logically, the rod length and line weight are dictated by the technique to be used, the species and size of trout we are going to target and the place and time of year