When Salmon fishing, you should always be highly conscious of how your Salmon fly is presented, but never more so than during the warmer months when low and clear water conditions can make salmon highly cautious of the surface disturbance created by the fly line and fly entering the water.
However, your tackle can play its part in making the difference between enjoying some good sport or enduring a frustrating day. In summer conditions, fishing with floating fly lines and small dressed flies, size 6 and smaller can be useful but consider using them with long knotless tapered leaders. A leader of 12ft to 15ft, will help to improve the fly’s turnover and, ultimately, its presentation.
|12ft Rio Salmon Leader|
|Greys Platinum Shooting Head Kits|
|Seaguar Ace Hard Fluorocarbon|
|Hardy Fluorocarbon Tippet Material|
|Airflo Salmon Polyleader|
If you would like more advice about choosing the right leader set-up for your next Salmon fishing trip, you can visit us instore at Glasgow Angling Centre or Edinburgh Angling Centre. Alternatively, you can call us on 0141 212 8880 where our friendly, helpful staff can advise you.
This article was brought to you in association with Trout and Salmon Magazine.