Flies, tackle and technique. When the water is stirred up by the wind or colored from rain, tubes and larger flies work very well. In turbid water conditions, we like bulky flies that “push” water. Tubes tied in the “Temple Dog” style on plastic and/or brass in all colors and sizes are good to have along. Conversely, as the water clears, smaller flies are much more effective. Traditional seatrout and salmon patterns are good and the locals also fish with a wide variety of trout patterns such as bitch creek nymphs, yuk bugs, egg-sucking leeches,wooly buggers and muddlers. Small nymphs are also used regularly when the trout won´t take anything else. Doubles are fine, but please leave the trebles at home. Most of the fishing requires you to strip the fly.
There are a few pools where seatrout can be taken by simply swinging the fly as one would for Atlantic Salmon, but generally speaking, these fish don´t favor the same types of lies as salmon do. They lie in quieter seams and tails and the motionimparted by stripping the fly produces some fantastic “induced” takes. We like shooting heads because the maximumeffective fishing distance with each cast is much greater than with that of a normal line. It´s nice to have a two-handed rod in heavy wind, but most of the fishing can be accomplished with a one-hander. It´s a matter of personal preference. WF line weights #6-8 Float or Loop Multi Clear Intermediate heads (a line built up like a shooting head) are the most popular depending upon the size of the fly. Bring a smaller trout rod too.