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Sunday 10 January 2016

December sea trout on the Baltic coast

Christmas is a great time to try fly fishing for sea trout in the Baltic. Denmark's coast could be the best one in the region but it does not mean that other Baltic countries have nothing to offer. Poland has over 500km of coastline including some really good fishing spots which allow for comfortable fly fishing from the shore.

On the 25th of December, I took my fishing rod, a DIY stripping basket and a couple of flies designed for sea trout: shrimp imitations and a simple streamer known by the name Polar Magnus. You will find many interesting patterns here:

http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/small-and-large-flies-for-sea-trout

I waded 10 meters into the sea and in my third cast got a nice 45cm trout, a beautiful silver torpedo. A few casts more, and I had another one dancing on the hook (this time a typically coloured brown trout with red dots you might find in any river).

I used a 7 weight rod, with a salt water reel on which I had backing, running line and a 17gr shooting head. My 7 foot leader was composed of 3 bits of fluorocarbon line of varying thickness.

Check out the photos below.

Place: Gdynia Orłowo Time: 25 December 2015