Smaller flies are advantageous during daytime, medium-large at dusk or dawn, large flies during the evening or at night. Black will provide the best contrast against the night sky. Colours are not really that important, “Beiss colurs” black and brown work well.
During the autumn it is customary to use a floating line or an intermediate line with varying tips or sinking leaders. The best choice is “Float-Sink 1”, a floating line with an integrated intermediate tip. 0,30mm to 0,40mm diameter leaders are recommended, preferably fluorocarbon.
Normally the water speed will be between 9 and 15 cubic meters per second. The optimal rod will be 12 – 13 foot or you could try a powerful singlehanded rod, class 8 or above.
There is quite a difference between fishing for salmon or sea trout at this stage of the season. The salmon will prefer slightly deeper water with an even flow, for example” Hästhagen”, “Röda stugan”, “Danskvallen”, “Husvagnsrakan”, “Nedre Vittskövle” and points where the current enters the pools. The sea trout will usually not start to move until dusk and will stealthily move upstream during the cover of night. The sea trout are more reserved than the salmon and will prefer a fly that is “swept” over the swim. The salmon will tend to react more positively to a “lively” fly.