bream on fly

Bream on Fly

Bream (Abramis brama) is a deep-bodied fish with a high back and flattened sides. Typically, it is dark brown or greyish on the back with younger fish being much more silvery. Small bream are often called skimmers. Growing up to 10lbs with the British record (not on Fly) 22lbs 11oz

Below is a break down of things you’ll need to start targeting bream on Fly

  • Fly Rod weight: 2-4 Weight
  • Fly Reel: 2-4 weight
  • Fly Lines: 2-4 Weight Float
  • Leader:6-10lbs x 6-8ft, + an indicator on wet patterns.
  • Trace: Not required
  • Trace to fly: Knot the hook on to the leader for best results.
  • Fly: Pellets, maggots, sweetcorn, bloodworm, worm patterns & even the odd Damsel
  • Net: Rubber mesh net is ideal
  • Unhooking Mat: Yes, wet the matt before you place the fish on to it. Some fisheries/events have strict rules that you must have one with you. Best to check with them before you go.
  • Forceps/Pliers: Forceps Yes
  • Unhooking glove: No


Tips for Bream

If you find one, there will be more as they like to stay in shoals If you need to use an idicator, I recomend the type that you can move up/down your leader by twisting the silicone tube. The float is also airodynamic, find them -> HERE