If you have never dapped on a loch for salmon or sea trout before, it is easy to try. If you are on a week long fishing holiday on a highland loch, a spell on the dap is a great way to rest the casting arm and still have some great sport.
|Lunch time on Loch Bharp, South Uist. Note the dapping rod stored vertically due to it's length.
(We use some plastic pipe fixed to the seat with some clamps from the DIY store - The rod handle fits into the pipe and stays upright - and safe!)
All you need is:
- A few of our dapping Flies
- Dapping Floss - Attach 2 rod lengths of floss, knotted every six feet, and tie that to some fly line backing or heavy mono on a decent size fly reel.
- A cast of about 9ft tied on to the floss completes the set up. (you can adjust the cast length to suit the conditions)
- Rod - anything from 13 to 17 feet. A float rod, a salmon fly rod, a telescopic dapping rod - whatever you can get your hands on
Then grease up your fly and let the breeze skip it across the waves - and watch out for explosive takes.
Warning - dapping is addictive!