Lake Erie Tributary Tactics

Guide Ray Travis talks about a variety of tactics for effectively fishing the fall steelhead run in Lake Erie tributaries. He covers water flow and prospecting, using the proper amount of weight, and even gear and tippet selection: “‘I always use the lightest tippet fish will let me get away with,’ says Travis, who usually fishes a 10-foot, 6-weight rod. ‘I use 3X and 4X [tippet] a lot. It’s a rarity when I have to go to 5X. If the fish are there and they look at the pattern, but [there are] no takes, I’ll drop down in my tippet and maybe drop down a fly size, too.'” Deborah Weisberg in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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