Leader and Tippet Selection While fishing streamers you can use heavy lead- ers and tippets that prevent the trout from break- ing off before the knot pulls loose. I got this advice from my good friend John Barr. I was using 3X for streamers, but John said, “If the fish is willing to commit to taking a streamer on 3X fluorocarbon, it will not shy away...
Legendary stillwater angler Phil Rowley explains the importance of "fishing the hang" to catch more trout.
"We are back in Montana and couldn't have asked for a better first day on the water! We headed out from Missoula to fish the upper sections of the Bitterroot River and were rewarded with quite possibly the best day of fishing I have ever had in my life!!! We caught several nice cutthroat and rainbow trout and plenty of smaller ones."
In the first episode of their Learn to Fly Fish series, Lance and Cheech walk you through most of what you need to get started.
"Since I picked up a fly rod, my cousins and I have dreamed of fishing out west. This past summer we made that trip a reality and we can't wait to go back!"
Slow-motion video shows the four essential parts of a fly cast: the pickup, back cast stop, forward stop, and presentation.
Huge Fly Fisherman gets nerdy with trout leaders.
Phil talks about the various retrieves that work well when fly fishing in a lake – breaking down the retrieves by length, speed, cadence and the pause between each pull. Phil talks about how to differ the retrieves according to fly style being fished – whether a bait fish pattern or a natural swimming insect.
The Woolly Worm is kind of like the less-famous, somewhat maligned, older brother of the Woolly Bugger. But I’ve always found it very effective for both trout and panfish. I start with a Lightning Strike SN3 3X long streamer hook in size 12. After getting the hook firmly secured in the jaws of my tying vise, I’ll pick up just the smallest amount of...
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