Received a good question for the article Ob fly fishing. Four conceptual approaches for fly fishing.
When answering, I thought it was worth highlighting it in a separate note.
Question: "Do these 4 conceptual approaches have any relation to the time of year or the temperature of the water in the reservoir?"
Answer: Of course they do.
Everything matters in fishing, especially the time of year and the temperature of the water. The task of the fisherman is that, taking into account all factors, a harmonious layer to fit into nature. Become a part of it, and not a foreign body on the shore.
In short, the least time of year and t of water affect zander and pike. We have a wall calendar (season), they have a temperature calendar, the concept can be generalized. With a change in temperature, when catching these fish, the types of lures (soft, spinners, wobblers or flies) and their size change. The size of the simulation is, to a greater extent, important when fishing for zander (at the beginning and at the end of the season it is large and small in summer). And less to the pike. She has her own natural tasks as a nurse, she has to grind less often. There are nuances too.
Perch becomes a benthophage during the mass flight of insects and at the lowest temperatures, closer to winter. Predatory fish when it is peaceful. So it’s easier for him to survive. The path of least resistance, in the extraction of food, is one of the laws of nature. It is interesting to catch perch as a peaceful fish in front of ice formation on the lock channel, at the timber transhipment, and in general, where it starts to peck on the first icefish. Flies are primitive: white, yellow or red wool, wound around a small hook. They are easier to serve with ultralight. Small weight 10 gr. at the end, and the flies above – through 35-40 cm., on a leash 5-6 cm., with a diameter of 0.14-0.16 mm. With an increase in the weight of the sinker, the number of hooks will increase (geometric progression, and 10 grams and less, basically solve the problem).
Lesh massively becomes a predator at a water temperature of at least 20-21C and the presence of a large number of small fry. According to the calendar – it will be from mid-June. At t of 22-24 degrees C “grows up” and is easily caught on imitation (trimers, fine rubber and turntables). At lower t – the fry takes (per fishing line), and imitations are extremely reluctant. If June is cold and the city does not go in shorts, but in jackets, it remains a typically peaceful fish. It was a hot year, when it was easily caught by spinning for a month – from June 16 to mid-July, then the fry grew.
The most interesting in terms of season / temperature will be ide. Starts and ends the season as a predator. During the season, several times, it becomes peaceful or predatory. Since mid-May – thin and still rough after spawning, she has been grabbing a turntable with a petal in the thumbnail. For streamers, the water is unclear. Then – he is caught by donkeys and fishing rods by the whole city. With the advent of the year-old – a typical predator. It is caught either mixed with bream, or (in cold water) with a perch. May be tricky in selecting simulations. The killer color of the ulcer streamer is a green body, a red feather of a palmer, a yellow tail, a dark (purple) head (1 gram) with a white pupil. The best spinner is a narrow copper petal (25 mm long, 6 mm in the widest place), red cambric, single NN 3-4 hook in a new way, 8.5 – according to domestic numbering. Often, but not for long, manifests itself as a predator in August. In autumn, until the freezing, for almost the entire day, predates in all the well-known VASKHNILovsky shallows. At night – zander, during the day – ide. The easiest way to catch it is with a spinning reel, with a bucket (floating sinker). The streamer is small, gray-brown in color, with a red tail.
Peaceful roach (roach) is the most aggressive in June. Often caught on small imitations of fry on horseback. Especially it is possible to catch in shallow waters of the Berdsky gulf, beyond the border of grass, in the upper layer. Ultralight, ultra-thin fishing lines, lures NN 0-1.
All great fishing!
Sincerely, Sergey Shatalov.