Fly Fishing Canyon Pocket Water

August 24, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

This piece by Jason Akl on the D.H. Thompson (manufacturer of vises and fly-tying tools) site gives an excellent overview of techniques for fishing those difficult canyons that seem to offer a challenge at every pool. “To be a successful pocket water fisherman, one must master a wide range of techniques to coax the fish to bite. First of all, learning a good roll cast will make your days on the water go much more smoothly. You will be spending most of your time down in the canyons or near thick brush, so there will not be room for long back-casts.”