How to Fish With Flies & Grubs

How to Fish With Flies & Grubs
Fishermen are always on the lookout for methods that will enable them to catch more fish. Two ways that are effective are fishing with flies and fishing with grubs. The unattractively named, but still very effective, grubs and the refined image of a fly fisherman may seem to be polar opposites, but an attitude of "whatever is working" will allow you to have more angling success.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Take a 5-to-7-inch grub and rig it on your line with a wide gap hook so that the curve of the hook and the curve of the grub's tail are both pointing in the same direction. Then just cast the grub right up to the shoreline and crank it back quickly enough so that is swimming back to you across the top of the water.
Step 2
Add a grub to a small pea-head jig. Then cast it up against the cliff walls of a lake. You should rig the grub so that the hook is exposed. Use a light jig so that the grub falls very slowly, and watch the slack line very carefully for any sign of a bite.
Step 3
Present dry flies to fish in rivers and streams from upstream and in a dead-drift manner. Stand upriver and cast down to likely holding areas with the fly coming into the feeding lane of the fish before any lie or leader, and you will prevent spooking, or "lining," the fish.
Step 4
Twitch your rod tip a little and allow the fly to swing in the current at the end of a dead-drift. This last little bit of motion often will trigger the predatory instinct in the fish and result in a strike.
Step 5
Fish with fly patterns that imitate terrestrial insects like grasshoppers, crickets, ants, and beetles on windy days. Look for areas that have grassy overhangs or other vegetation, and cast these types of flies right up against the shoreline there. It is even effective to cast into the grass and then pull the fly into the water with a "plop". The fish are on the lookout for insects that have fallen into the water and will often strike this type of presentation ferociously.

Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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