When fishing for big fish like Ammarnäs Trout it’s important to have an equipment that’s able to bring in the fish rather fast since it’ll be released and it must then be in best possible condition. In addition, you normally fish with fairly large flies which also require a somewhat more powerful equipment.
They who fish with single handed rods should select line class #8, 9-10 ', with a rather short head so that shooting larger flies over the river water is comfortable. If you choose to fish with a light double handed rod, line class #6-7, 11'6 "-13'6", is applicable to handle fish and flies well.
When it comes to choice of line it’s most common to fish with a floating line with an intermediate tip (F/I). Low water fishing with a pure floating line is perfectly fine and at high water you can put on a sink tip (F/S3) to reach a bit further down in the quicker current.
They who fish with tubes fitted with muddler heads often use a tippet that sinks slightly faster to bring the lighter flies down. The choice will then be F/I at low water, F/S3 in normal water and F/S5 at really high water.
Since the Ammarnäs Trout is strong and it’s easy to hook the stones, we recommend a leader that isn’t thinner than 0.35 mm at the tip. A good benchmark is to fish with a leader that is 1.5 times the rod’s length using a two handed rod and a bit less with a single handed rod.
As for flies most fishermen fish with tube flies or small fish imitations. Some choose to fish with classic trout patterns like the Montana nymph and they too catch fish. If you want to try dry fly fishing for big trout Matuka Sculpin, Bomber and various mouse imitations work but you have to choose the right place and time to succeed with the dry fly fishing.
Don’t forget that we at Guidecenter in Ammarnäs are here to help you to a better fishing. If you want to discuss something, have a cup of coffee or buy a leader you are always welcome to us.