Dry flies are the most common flies used by fishermen when fishing Marbella, Mallorca or any part of the Mediterranean sea. However, there are plenty more types of flies you can use to tackle your favourite species. The key is knowing when and where to use them – each type is used in different bodies of water. This is the reason why we provide a list with the most basic types of flies to use and their purpose.
These types of flies imitate the adult form of both a terrestrial and aquatic insects and they consist of a body with tufts made with feathers or fur. Anglers land them softly on the surface of freshwater with the aim of satiating the appetite of the most biggest trouts in the river. Once this species detects the motion of the water propelled by the insect-looking fly, the trout cannot resist swimming up to the top to catch it. So, why not plan a trip to go fishing Marbella’s biggest trouts and bass with your fishing mates? You can start a competition to see who fishes the biggest!
Trouts are great hunters and they love eating any small living being that is swimming around the lake or river. This is why most anglers use topwater lures, a type of fishing lure that floats on the surface of the water, resembling two of the species’s favourite creatures: mice and frogs. In order for trouts to believe lures are actual living mice and frogs, these are painted in a variety of colours that attract and cause trouts to attempt to strike the lure.
Even though topwater lures are mainly used for trout fishing, they can also be used to catch bass. In this case the lures a called Poppers and they are differentiated by the wide-open mouth the colored lure has. Once the fisherman drifts the Popper over the lane in which the target bass is, they need to strip this type of fly back to them in short motions so that the mouth of the lure pops in and out the water, imitating the motion of a frog.
Wet flies imitate the maturing process of a nymph’s life to entice trouts and other freshwater species. This process happens at a particular time of the year when nymphs migrate to the river’s surface to spread their wings and fly. It is during their journey to the top that trouts see them and attempt to eat them.
Other than nymphs, wet flies also imitate larvae, drowned insects, and baitfish. So, keep in mind the species you want to catch when fishing Marbella, or Mallorca, and give the wet fly a try!
As mentioned weeks ago in our article about the most popular species to catch in Autumn, September and October are the best months for salmon fishing. Therefore, fishermen have to be properly equipped and carry a Salmon fly with them every time they go fishing for salmon.
The salmon fly is the classical type of fly every novice or expert must use to catch the Atlantic Salmon. However, not all of them are considered the same: some function like a dry fly and some others are classified as lures. Therefore, besides functionality, they also differ in shape, size, color and composition.
This brief list of fishing flies must be considered in any fishing trip you may take to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic Sea. However, there is always a fly for every occasion. So, check out other basic ones and strategically think about how to turn a good day into the best one! MidCurrent is your best ally to do so, since it provides all sorts of fly fishing news and tips for both novice and experts. Check it out!