When we speak about flyfishing, flies are as well the real insects as their imitations. The study of insects, the entomology, is listing thausends of species. Of course, here, we will content ourself to mention the usual preys of the fish you find in Alsace and France. And, of course, some aspects of their imitations.
the flies of the storck reservoir
|chironomids, dark||nymph, suspender, footballer, grey, olive, dark red||16, 14, 12|
|Sedges, brown, beige||Elk hair caddis, sedges, nymphe gold head,||16, 14, 12, 10|
|Ephemera, yellow, olive||classic, CDC, nymph, olive, brown,||18, 16, 14, 12|
|Dragonflies||nymph, olive, black||12, 10, 8 (long)|
|Craneflies||brown, black||12, 10 (long)|
|terrestrials, bibio, midges, ants||classic, black…and black!||16, 14, 12|
|young fish||Streamer, boobies, all colors||12, 10, 8, 6, 4|
the flies of the Rhine
|scuds, beige, olives, pink||heavy nymphs , gold heads, beige, pink, grey||16, 14, 12, 10|
|trichoptera, all species||sedges, Elk hair caddis, heavy nymphs||16, 14, 12, 10|
|éphémèra, olive, yellow, red||classic, CDC, loopwings,klinkhammers, olive, yellow (sulphurea), red for spents||18,16,14,|
|terrestrials, ants, all insects||classics, black and red for ants, wet flies and nymphs,||18, 14 ,12, 10|
|young fish||streamers||10, 8, 6, 4|
the flies of the Bruche
|scuds, pink, grey||heavy nymphs, gold head, pink, orange,grey||16, 14, 12, 10|
|trichoptera, brown or clear||sedges, Elk hair caddis, nymphs||16, 14, 12, 10|
|éphemera, olive (baetis) , yellow||classic, CDC olive, yellow, red for spents||18,16,14,|
|plecoptera||nymphs olive, dry yellow (isoperla), black (leuctra)||14, 12, 10|
|terrestrials, midges, bibios..||classics, black and red (ants) , green (grasshooper)||18, 14 ,12, 10|
|young fish||streamers, woolyworm||10, 8, 6, 4|
IIn October, the graylings readily swallow gnats on the surface. Trout sometimes take them exclusively. In this case my CTC-1 regularly proves to be effective.
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