Tackle for lake fishing
When it comes to Put & Take fly fishing
in lakes and ponds, you will get by with two outfits. For normal
fishing with dry flies and nymphs you need an 8-9 foot rod for
a 5-6 weight line - the same equipment used for trout and grayling
in river fishing. When fishing larger streamers and bucktails,
a 9-10 foot rod for a 7-8 weight line will do the trick. 50-100
yds. of backing is recommended.
The former outfit requires a floating line
- preferably a WF to maximize the length of your your casts.
The latter outfit requires both floating and sinking WF lines.
It is also ideal when you want to fly fish for pike - a passtime
that is becoming increasingly popular with Danish fly fishermen.
4 inch long Flash flies do the trick on greedy pike.
When spinfishing for perch and trout in
smaller lakes or Put & Take waters a 5-6 foot long rod capable
of handling lures up to 1/4 inch is ideal. The corresponding
fixed spool reel should be loaded with fresh 0.15 mm line that
allows long casts with tiny spinners and spoons.
Larger trout, pike and pikeperch require
a heavier 7-8 foot rod capable of handling lures up to 3/4 oz.
A medium sized fixed spool reel loaded with 0.20-0.25 mm line
complements this outfit which is also suitable for light trolling
with small spoons and woblers near the surface.
If you need to troll larger bait, you need
a 9-10 foot double handed rod capable of casting lures in the
3/4 to 2 oz. range. Add to this a baitcasting reel that will
hold 200 yds. of 0.30-0.40 mm line. This is also an outfit that
will handle spinning with large wobblers that require a heavy
When spinning for perch most people prefer
revolving lures like Mepps spinners. The same goes for pike in
shallow water. When trolling for pike and pikeperch floating
wobblers like Hi-Lo are frequently used.
The coarse fisherman needs three different
outfits for his fishing in East-Jutland:
"Ledger" fishing on the bottom
requires a sensitive 9-10 foot ledger rod with various screw-in
"Match" fishing with floats requires
a 12-13 foot match rod with a long handle and tall "stand
off" rings to keep the thin line away from the blank.
Heavy duty fishing for carp and pike requires
a 10-11 foot rod capable of handling both heavy casting weights
and heavy fighting fish.
When fishing for roach and small bream
you need a rod with a test curve of 1/2 - 1 lbs., and your line
should be 0.15-0.20 mm. When fishing for tench, bream and smaller
carp, you need a rod with a test curve of 1 - 1 1/2 lbs. and
a 0.20-0.25 mm line. Finally, large carp and pike require rods
with a test curve of 1 1/2 - 3 lbs. and 0.25-0.35 mm lines, depending
Dedicated coarse fishermen should bring
their own bait and ground bait as very few tackle shops in East-Jutland
carry such items. Also bear in mind that you are only allowed
to use 0,5 kg ground bait each day per fisherman in County Aarhus.
- Are you planning to visit East-Jutland,
and are you uncertain as to how to approach the local fishing?
Then feel free to contact Steen
Ulnits, fisheries biologist, 20+ book author, keen fisherman,
TV producer, photographer and webmaster of this website, and
book him for guiding. You can do this on an hourly or daily basis.
Apart from travelling the Globe and guiding
trips to exotic parts of this Earth, Steen Ulnits has been fishing
the waters of East Jutland for more than 30 years.
Thus you are in good hands - be it in freshwater
or saltwater, flyfishing or spinning, walking, wading or boating!