Schweizer Fliegen – Mouches Suisses – Swiss Flies

Fly fishing in Switzerland: Doubs river (Jura mountains)

Flyfishing in Switzerland- Doubs

The Doubs river is a typical chalkstream, flowing on the swiss border to France. Twentytwo fish species are living in the river, but most flyfishermen are coming to this river to catch the famous Zebra- trout.

Flyfishing is best from may to june and in september, when trout and grayling are rising for the abundant hatches of mayflies and sedges.

Please be aware, the Doubs is a difficult river, we recommend therefore a uiding and a longer stay. Campings and hotels in St. Ursanne, Soubey or Tariche offer accomodation

Contact us at to know more and to fish with us for native trout or grayling in the Doubs.

The Zebra trout

These trout, weighing up to 5 kilos, are unique to this river and some tributairies. The scientist Largiader explained the following: In the Doubs River (Rhone drainage) two distinct brown trout (S. trutta) phenotypes are observed. One phenotype is locally called Doubs trout and is characterized by four black stripes on the sides, similar to perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) and the other is the common phenotype of the fluviatile ecotype of brown trout, Salmo trutta f. fario. Protein data for three samples from the Doubs show that the Doubs trout belongs to the Mediterranean population group of brown trout, whereas the fario phenotype originates from stocking with hatchery strains of Atlantic basin origin. The two forms, however, do not hybridize freely. This is indicated by considerable gametic phase disequilibrium between alleles of hatchery and Doubs trout at one sampling site, and by lack of intermediate genotypes and phenotypes at another sampling site. The introgression patterns observed at the two sites suggest that differences in local habitat conditions can affect the degree of hybridization and introgression.


fish with us the most beautiful rivers in Switzerland
The Doubs river at St. Ursanne- home of the famous Zebra trout Zebra trout
We show you the fish- and how to catch them A nice grayling- fish with dry fly or nymph
The Doubs at La Charbonnière The clear water needs casting skills further pictures
Autumn at the Doubs Fish upstream during the daylight
Moustique jaune Sedge Veya
Best Doubs flies: Moustique jaune (Ioset)

Best Doubs flies: Veya Sedges

Swissflies Parachute Light Cahill Swissflies parachute BWO

Best Doubs flies: Swiss Parachute Light cahill

Best Doubs flies: Swiss Parachute BWO

The bridge trout- Fishing the Doubs river at the medieval town of St. Ursanne- see how a big zebra trout is caught (old video)
Video: A grayling day on the dry fly

Contact us at to know more and to fish with us for native trout or grayling in the Doubs.

Bewertungen zu

Copyright Swissflies - Swiss historical flies.
Any commercial use of texts, pictures, names or remake of the flies presented herein is forbidden without the written permission of Swissflies, the holder of all rights.

Webdesign Swissparadigm