“The Smudge Hunt” – How to Spot Deep Holding Trout

Producer: Jensen Fly Fishing

“Fly fishing trout streams in prime conditions is a joy. Hatches, nymphing, or streamer fishing can all be exciting times when the fishing is on. However, there are days during prime conditions that the trout are off, not showing, seemingly shut down. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t feeding, but those can be tougher days. Enter the smudge hunt. Learning how to spot deep holding trout that are still feeding is a skill that advanced fly fishers use to target individual, specific trout. This video serves as a great introduction to the art of spotting deep holding trout – aka the smudge hunt.”