Realistic Flies – Terrestrials 2 – Set of 12 Flies
Realistic Flies – Terrestrials 2 – Set of 12 Flies is our new, second variation of our famous ultimate terrestrial collection. The set comes with 12 amazing terrestrial patterns from our Realistic Terrestrials Flies collection, all in hook size #12:
- Red Ladybug
- Yellow Ladybug
- Green Ladybug
- Colorado Potato Beetle
- Firefly Fluo
- Red Bug
- Silver Beetle
- Gold Beetle
- Black Bug
- Horse Fly
- Big Black Flying Ant
These are all remarkably realistic fly patterns that imitate the real insects so well that the fish will not know the difference. These fly patterns have it all: the shape, size, colors, proportions, and overall looks of the real flies. Most importantly, they were designed so they imitate the ‘behavior’ of the real fly when in water. They were tied using high quality, floatable, and light material that has just the right weight so when they hit the water, the way they float emulates the real insect accurately. The flexibility and design of the wings and legs add crucial movement to the fly when in water. The realistic look of these flies provides that imperative advantage when fishing terrestrial patterns. The material is super sturdy – these flies were tied to last and will withstand many takes.
These realistic terrestrials are highly effective – they produce some energetic strikes!
Fly Fishing Terrestrial Flies
Terrestrial insects are land-bred. Some of the species of terrestrials include hoppers (grasshoppers), ants, beetles, bees, crickets, etc.
Terrestrials are one of the essential food sources for trout and other game fish during the summer months. Hot summer months are when the aquatic insects become sparse, the trout is the most active and grows the fastest. This is when terrestrials become their most important food source as a rich source of protein. A terrestrial falling into the water is a great and nutritious meal for fish as these insects are usually bulkier and heavier than aquatic insects and they provide a large calorie intake when the trout need it most.
Terrestrial fly patterns are effective from May till October, and sometimes even into November.
As terrestrials are most active and most likely to fall in the river during the day, the best time to fish these fly patterns is anytime from late morning all the way through the evening. Windy days are best as the wind ‘pushes’ them to the water. Optimal locations to present terrestrial patterns are along cut banks, grassy shorelines, or under big trees – places where fish wait for them – easy meals just dropping in. As these insects will eventually be pulled further into the river – midstream can also be a good place to present your fly.
On smaller streams fish are depending mostly on terrestrials as their food source. Small waters don’t have the high-energy riffles where the aquatic insects spend much of their lifecycles. For fishing small streams – terrestrials are a must.
Be it mid-summer, early fall, or the midst of spring – fishing terrestrial fly patterns can provide top dry-fly action!