Tackle & Flies

Tackle

  • Rod & Line: 4 or 5wt floating line. A 6wt may cast longer, but also spooks the fish more easily and is often too stiff to keep the fish on the hook. That holds true for the other rod classes too. Too stiff rods do not work too well.
  • Bring a net. We advise on using a knotless net with a scale in the handle (McLean for example)
  • Headlamps are essential
  • Flip Focals come in handy
  • Use strong leader material – Stroft 0,14 to 0,18 is best.
  • Strong hooks, Ahrex dryfly or bent dry fly have proven to be strong enough and not bend. Other “typical” dry fly hooks straighten sometimes. The fish really “attack” the flies. Gentle “sipping” is the exception.

The flies

Tying flies together is part of the packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. We show you how to make these all these flies yourself and all tying materials and tools will be supplied.

The flies shown in our blog section work very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we prefer it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. There is ample supply of flies available for you to purchase as well.

THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks
THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks