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Fly Fishing Flies

How to choose flies for fly fishing?

Determining which fly fishing flies to purchase and use can often be a bit overwhelming. There seems to be multiple versions of flies for literally every bug in existence! While fly selection seems a bit overwhelming, fortunately it isn’t. Most flies are just variations of a few common types. The really good news? You don’t have to be exact, and getting close to the right overall design and look works just fine.

What flies should be used for trout fishing?

While streamer flies in sizes 10 to 4 are generally recommended for fly fishing for trout, it's best to speak to your trout fly fishing expert at Trout Flies to get the best advice.

How to tie fishing flies?

The angling tool of fly tying is a creative way to help you catch more fish, and it brings a whole new level of satisfaction to your fishing adventure. There are an endless amount of ways to tie flies, as well as hundreds of different tools and materials to do so. To get started, talk to your fly fishing experts at Trout Flies.

What are the different kinds of fly fishing flies?

There are generally three types of fly fishing flies:

  1. Dry flies, These float on the surface and mimic the adult stage of an insect.
  2. Nymphs: These are fishing flies are designed to mimic a developing insect in it’s larvae stage.
  3. Streamers: These imitate small fish or other aquatic life that fish eat, like leeches.
Where can I buy fishing flies at wholesale?

Trout Flies provides quality flies at wholesale prices, all tried and tested for quality and standard.

Your flies for fly fishing are the most important part of your fishing setup. It's not just a tool to catch fish; it connects with your environment and immerses you in the experience of being on the water. That's why we've worked tirelessly to develop a fly that captures what it's like to be out there. Our flies for fly fishing imitate specific insects and bugs and are tied with a bead head or tungsten bead to add weight or no bead for skinny water and a huge range of dry flies for top and surface fly fishing.

Trout Flies is Australia's leading supplier of flies for fly fishing for all species of fish, including both freshwater and saltwater varieties. We sell different types of flies in Australia from various manufacturers, so whether you're fishing for rainbow trout in the mountains or kingfish off the coast of Perth, you'll be able to find what you need here!

Why is it important to choose the right fly?

There are many different reasons why choosing the right fly fishing flies in Australia is important. Choosing the wrong fly can scare the fish away. If the fish see something that doesn't look natural, they will be less likely to take.

Another reason is that different flies in Australia will imitate various types of food. If you're not using the right fly, the fish aren't going to be fooled, and they're just going to swim on by match the hatch.

Not using an effective fly may mean waiting for a take that’s never coming. It's important to save yourself time and frustration by using the right flies for fly fishing.

How to choose the right fly 

If you're just getting started with fly fishing flies in Australia, you may wonder what kind of flies you need to buy. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing the right flies:

  • Level of expertise — If you're a beginner, you'll want to start with simpler patterns that are easy to tie. As you become more experienced, you can try more complex ones.
  • Budget— Flies can range in price from a few dollars to tens of dollars. You don't need to spend a lot of money to get started, but as you become more serious about fly fishing, you may want to invest in higher-quality flies.
  • Season — Different flies are used for different seasons. In the spring and summer, for example, you might use flies that imitate Mayflies or caddisflies. In the fall and winter, you might use streamers or nymphs.
  • Type of water — The kind of water you're fishing for will also dictate the type of fly you use. For example, if you're fishing in a river, you'll want to use a different fly than fishing in a lake.
  • Fish you're targeting — Different flies can target various kinds of fish. For example, if you're after trout, you'll want to use another fly than if you're after bass.


Get your premium fly fishing flies from TroutFlies

Trout Flies is Australia's most trusted online fly shop for fishing flies and everything else for fishing. Our versatile and cost-effective range of flies is perfect for Australian conditions. We're the go-to resource for flies designed with Australian trout in mind. Contact us today for all your fishing needs!

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