Perch on fly

Perch on Fly

A handsome, cheeky and bold fish, the perch (Perca fluviatilis) has a greeny-brown back with a series of dark vertical bars across the upper sides. Perch can grow up to 6lbs

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

  • Fly Rod weight: 6/7 Weight
  • Fly Reel: 6/7 Weight
  • Fly Lines: 6-7 Weight Float in shallow areas & Sink for deeper waters
  • Leader: Info coming soon
  • Trace: 8lbs if no Pike, 12lbs + wire trace if Pike are present
  • Trace to fly: Fastach clip or knot
  • Fly: Small Minnow type flies on size 8-1 hooks
  • Net: Use a rubber mesh net, you may use your trout net
  • Unhooking Mat: A must if you are fishing on hard dry ground or concrete. Some fisheries/clubs/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 Perch

  • Perch have a very spiky dorsal fin and pointed gill covers and care should be taken when handling them
  • Keep your perch fly moving, but not stripping so fast that your artificial lifts too far up in the water