When it comes to choosing the best types of tackle for trout fishing, making a decision is not always easy. After all, there are a variety of different types of tackle on the market that can be used for trout fishing, all of which offer something unique. Fortunately, some types of tackle stand above the rest as being ideal for catching trout in a variety of different conditions, making it easy to build your tackle box with confidence. The following are just a few of the best types of tackle for trout fishing, all of which can help to improve your experience on the river.
For those who like to fish in fast water, spoons are ideal tackle for trout fishing. Because of their size and shape, they have the ability to run deep in even the fastest of waters, making them the perfect choice when fishing for early-season trout. Spoons come in a variety of different sizes and range from being thick to thin, with thicker spoons traveling the deepest of the two. Spoons can also be designed so as to replicate life-like patterns, which many people believe helps to lure trout even further. Best of all, spoons tend to be relatively inexpensive and can often be bought in packages that contain multiples in order to help build one’s tackle box. Those who fish mid-sized streams should strive to use the smallest spoons possible, as they are far more successful in such an environment. Conversely, larger spoons are best for giant steams because of their ability to run deep. Experiment to find which size spoon works best in each environment you fish.
Many people prefer deep-running tackle when fishing for trout. In such a case, in-line spinners are an excellent candidate. As one might expect, the body of a “spinner” rotates quickly as it is reeled in. Highly sensitive, fishing a spinner allows one to have complete control over the path and motion of the lure. When in the right hands, in-line spinners can be extremely productive, and are perhaps the number one choice amongst those who like to spin for trout. Like spoons, in-line spinners can often be purchased for only a few dollars each, making it possible to purchase a wide variety of different spinners, each with their own unique purposes.
Fly fishing is considered by many outdoor enthusiasts to be the ultimate method of catching trout. Equal parts patience, finesse and skill, fly fishing offers an entirely different experience than “spin” fishing. As a result, flies are one of the best tackle for trout fishing. Flies are carefully constructed out of hooks, fibers and feathers in order to replicate the various flies that hang around the river and eventually become fish food. Fly fisherman are tasked with “matching the hatch,” meaning choosing a fly that matches up with those which are currently in heavy population on the river. Flies can be tied at home or purchased from any store that sells fishing tackle.