Daiwa Fly Spoons
by Rob Ruff
Daiwa Presso Vega spoons
These spoons worked really well. I went to a tailwater today that is only stocked with trout during the winter months. The water cannot sustain a year round trout fishery because it gets too warm during the summer months. What that means though, is a fair amount of fishing pressure from anglers, whether they are fly fishing, spin fishing or bait fishing during the winter because everyone loves trout.
I used a gold, 0.4 gram spoon with my western rod. I also tried the spoons with a tenkara rod and a hybrid floating line as well. Both setups caught fish. I did find it easier to fish the spoon with my western rod because I was able to cast a longer distance.
I fished the spoons cross current much like a spinner. I caught well over ten and lost around seven fish. The spoons work, especially in the tail end of a riffle, where the water gets slack and the trout congregate to catch whatever floats their way. In the past, I've had some trouble catching them on a fly alone. These spoons are small enough, yet have just the right amount of flash to attract a hungry trout's attention.
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