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Tag: trout

How to Prevent Trout From Seeing You

How do you avoid alerting fish to your presence?  Here are five strategies I use to help prevent fish from seeing me and perceiving me as a threat. Fish a Longer Rod One way to avoid showing yourself to fish in clear water is to fish from a greater distance. A lot of the nymph fishing I do is based on Euro-nymphing methods. These techniques are inherently...

How to Catch Trout in Shallow-Water Undercuts

Brown trout love to hold near undercut banks because such a lie offers them the best of all worlds: they don't have to work against a fast current, they have a conveyor-belt of food going by, and the safety of the undercut bank means that they feel safe. In this episode of “Master Class Monday,” Dave Jensen shows you how to approach such a trout lie...

"The One Where They ACTUALLY CATCH FISH!"

"In which Jon and Steve go fly fishing at Bowman's Island on the Chattahoochee River and catch a ton of trout. They've fished many times at the Buford Dam, but this is their first foray downstream to find some hungry trout."

Fly Fishing Australia's Snowy Mountains

"This winter we packed our bags and headed south to meet up with our friends from Aussie Fly Fisher. Our first stop was in the Snowy Mountains, where we met up with local guide Mickey Finn. Even though we only had two days in the Snowy's we had a chance to target rainbow trout on a one-day float trip and then sent it up into the mountains to find some wild...

Fly Rods for Brook Trout

No species of trout can be found in more varied habitats than brook trout. They inhabit streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, estuaries, and bays. They live in streams narrow enough to step across, rivers wide enough to require several double-hauls to cast across, and lakes so big they can only be fished from a large motorboat. Brook trout vary in size more than...

Brook Trout and Beaver Ponds

Read a book excerpt from Bob Mallard’s new book, Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them, in this post on the Orvis blog. “With the exception of small freestone streams, no type of aquatic habitat is more identified with brook trout than beaver ponds,” Mallard writes. “The image of brook trout sipping insects off the...

A Black and White World

Twice each day, every trout stream in the world turns into a black-and-white movie. This happens just before the sun rises in the morning — and just after it slides under the western ridges in the evening. In my mind, this happens only in summer, when I’m up early to find trout finning in quiet backwaters and poking their noses out of the thick, gummy...

How to Avoid Tailout Drag in Fast-Water Pockets

When you are fishing to a trout near the tailout of a pocket or small tool, you've got a presentation problem: the faster current of the tailout will pull on your line, causing the fly to drag. In many situations, that drag is enough to stop a trout from eating your fly. In this great episode of “Master Class Monday,” Dave and Amelia Jensen demonstrate...

Trout on Terrestrials

Summer is the time for terrestrial patterns. “Once these bugs fall into the water, they’re essentially helpless, struggling on the surface, making them an easy target for a big trout looking to get an easy, high-protein snack.” In this post, Dan Zazworsky writes about techniques and tactics for catching big trout on terrestrials. Via The Wade.

"VQ"

Tom wasn’t a Native American. He was a fisherman. A fly fisherman. He’d been born to the children of immigrants, his mother Italian and his father Irish, and he’d grown up near Danbury, Connecticut as the country was being shifted and molded by social unrest. A sandy-haired, all- American kid who’d watched "Father Knows Best" on his folks’ black...