Autumn is a magical time of the year for fly fishermen:
A golden September and October often mean low water levels, crystal clear water, fantastic colors on the forest trees and leaves. Autumn is also the time where the trout and grayling eat abundantly on the surface before the cold season arrives.
Such beautiful conditions are only available in autumn and every fly fisher should definitely use these ideal conditions!
The external conditions could hardly be better for a fisherman. Nonetheless, autumn fishing is often not easy as the fish have often seen many fly patterns for a long season and have become cautious.
Therefore, we would like to give you some tips for a successful fall fishing:
Basically, you should fish "fine" in the fall. This means that you should dare to go to your river with a #2, #3 or #4 rod.
It has been proven that the Scheuch effect of a 2 or 3 line class is significantly lower than that of a 5 or 6 line class.
Simply put, less mass of fly line clapping on the water during the presentation is important when fishing for cautious fish.
Very gentle and fine presentations are in demand in the fall to be successful. The modern, lightweight weight-forward lines to match the light line classes offer the best setup for a gentle presentation of the flies.
In this context, we recommend long and thin leaders. 12 feet (360 cm) are okay for the beginning, but they may be even longer. Here, however, a little exercise is needed. You should also go down with the leader diameters. Dare to fish with a 0.14 or 0.12mm leader. It is important that you do not fight the fish too hard and that the action of the rod fits the leader. Then the risk of the leader snapping should be minimized. For example, the SAGE MOD or SAGE DART fly rods are a great choice because of their medium fast action.