If you dream of to trying coastal fishing for trout, then Denmark is a veritable mecca, with a coastline of about. 7.300 km, there are no excuses about the weather – there is always a space which can be fished and Denmark have simply some of the best coastal seatrout fishing in the world.
Inshore fishing in Denmark requires no special permission, all you need is to redeem national fishing license and it is just “go fishing”. But there may be a few things you should be aware of, such as local prohibitions and conservation measures around the country.
I started my coastal fishing intensively for almost 30 years ago when I first felt a trout take the fly in a heavy puff , the line tightened up in the hands of me, the rod bent and the fight was on… I was hooked on fishing forever, and now I have gradually many coastal trout on my conscience. Several of them I know will say that I have taken some damage in the positive way. At night I dream of new flies to be tied and fish jumping around, I have dandruff all over and breathes by gills, but otherwise I am quite well – I think…
Fly fishing has a magical effect on me, and I enjoy every second of my time I spend on it, both at the water but also behind the tyingvice. Within the last year I have started to tie flies on tubes instead of traditional flies on hooks, I like the abillity to change the hook if it is damaged if it hits a stone in the backcast.
One of the most basic principles of my fishing is to make it as simple and easy as possible and although conditions were very good in Denmark, one must not believe that fishing for trout is easy and straightforward. It can sometimes be very frustrating and very difficult to catch a fish and in these cases, you need all the experience and mostly also the entire fly box needs to be tested in hope of catching fish.
Finding the fish is, as with virtually all types of fishing, alpha and omega. I spend a lot of time sitting on the coast and observe my chosen places before I even go into the water.
There are many different ways as the fish turns on, some of the most common is leaping fish or fish that just comes up with the back and is gone again the classic “head and tail”. The leaping fish are found most often in the fall and are relatively easy to spot, and with a little practice you can quickly find out how make your cast to get in touch with them. There is a big difference between the seats that works when. It is almost impossible to give proper guidelines, as there are many factors that can come into play at each station. The wind has great impact on fishles in several places, and water levels also play a role. The only thing to do is to keep an eye on when you catch fish on the present situation and after several trips the same places will form a pattern you can use to in your own experience.
The gear I use on the danish coastal fishing is usually a 9 foot Guideline RSI #6 on days when the wind is not as strong, if the is a bit harder I use same rod but # 7. The past several years I have used shooting heads in various weights and lengths depending on were I fish . I use Guideline Vosso 6/8 for both rods. I always use a stripping-basket for getting more control on my runningline – I don’t like when the waves play around with the shootingline. If the fish are to long out i use my Guideline drifter to come a bit closer .The leader I make myself and it has a total length of about twice the rod length, slightly shorter if the wind is strong. I taperer it from 0.40 mm. to 0.20 mm. and always ends with fluorocarbon tip.
The choice of flies to use varies a lot, but imitation of shrimp, amphipods, worms, brine shrimp, sandeels and gobys should always be present in the y box, colors and size of the flies vary depending on the season.
The Opossum fly is a super effectiv fly that is quite simple to make . It takes about 5 minutes to tie it and you have a killer that works and looks great in the water – opossum comes in MANY differents colors for all places…
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