Adults can be up to 25 mm long. Black to dark brown in color with green or black eyes. The males have contiguous eyes, which easily differentiates them from females where the eyes are widely separated. Horse fly bites can be very painful.
How do I choose a fly color?
Choosing the Right Fly Color. Choose fly color according to how bright the sky is. The maxim for freshwater fishing lures is “light day, light color; dark day, dark color.” This is more commonly applied to jigs, plastic worms, and crankbaits than to artificial flies, but it can be a factor with them, as well.
Does color of fishing rod matter?
This is a serious question for fly tiers and fly fishermen to ask. Some anglers maintain that the choice of color is critical, while others say it is not important. Scientifically speaking, there is evidence to suggest that both points of view may be correct.
Does orange fly line scare fish?
Fish are very attune to shadow and movement. … They now see the depression of the water’s surface as well as shadow and motion. Sure, they can see that a bright orange line is orange and a green line is green but they will find neither acceptable.
What fly rod weight should I get?
If you are buying a rod specifically fishing for smaller native trout in high mountain streams, a 3- or 4-weight is a better choice. And if you are going to pursue salmon and large rainbow trout in Alaska, anything smaller than a 7-weight is probably too small.
Do fly patterns matter?
In the end, it’s safe to say that fly pattern can matter, but not nearly as often as we think (or as we’re told). Find fly patterns that suit your fishing and fish them with the utmost care. Make your presentation count. That’s something that really does matter.