There are plenty of reasons to be excited about fall; chief among them is that now is the perfect time of year to go fly fishing. No matter how much or little experience you have fly fishing, we’re here to give you a few pointers. Take advantage of the following tips to get the most out of your fly fishing experience this season.
While true throughout the year, it’s especially important to be mindful of the water temperature as we move closer to winter. Although some of the best times to go finishing are in the morning and evening, the water can be incredibly cold during these hours. Make sure you have the appropriate clothing needed to stay warm, but that’s not the only reason to pay attention to the water temperature. Fish tend to move slowly when the water is cold, and will often feed during the middle of the day. Keep these things in mind as you plan your strategy.
Fall is also a good time of year to go fishing because it is spawning season. If you notice eggs floating around in the water, you should make the most of the situation and use egg patterns. Some types of trout will eat eggs spawned by other fish, so using an egg pattern can be a great way to attract trout to your area.
Because the sun is typically lower in the sky throughout autumn compared to spring or summer, you can expect your shadow to be longer. Your long shadow can quickly alert fish to your presence, so try to always keep track of your shadow throughout the day.
Use these strategies and come up with your own techniques to have a successful fly fishing trip this fall!