Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Trout Surgery -

You’re prob­a­bly fa­mil­iar with Wil­lie Gunns tied on tubes. Here I've tied them on cop­per tubes to make it eas­ier to com­pare vari­ants. The mix of yel­low, or­ange and black hair is very at­trac­tive to sal­mon, but have you ever thought about the per­cent­age mix of th­ese colours to suit dif­fer­ent wa­ter heights, wa­ter tem­per­a­tures and vis­i­bil­ity? For spring and colder wa­ter, I pre­fer to use more yel­low buck­tail. It shows up bet­ter in the snowmelt. If I’m fish­ing in peaty wa­ter, I like to use more or­ange, which glows in the stain (this mix looks great with a gold-tin­sel body). In clearer wa­ter, or beats that see more an­gling pres­sure where fish can be easily spooked, I pre­fer more black.


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