This week for “Master Class Monday”—our new feature about taking your fly fishing skills to the next level—Pete Kutzer demonstrates the slim beauty knot. It was developed by noted . . .
Most fish lost in fly-fishing are lost either at the moment you strike or when you attempt to land them. Playing a fish on a fly rod is a relatively simple matter of making the fish work against. . .
Most people think that trout feed behind sunken logs or willows that just out from the bank, but smart fly anglers know a better place. Dave and Amelia Jensen show you how to read the water . . .
I would predict that less than half of any river holds trout that are more than six inches long. Water in which trout will respond to insect hatches comprises perhaps a quarter of all fish-holding water . . .
In fly fishing, sometimes you need to be as stealthy as possible, especially when trout are visible in the water. In those situations when a strike indicator would spook trout, you need special . . .
When large trout are feeding on the surface, our first impulse is usually to put on one of those big foam attractor flies that float so well and can be seen from across the river. However, Amelia . . .
Sometimes it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. But smart fly fishers read the water and look for trout feeding on nymphs and dry flies in very discrete places on a river or pond. It’s . . .
With the holidays approaching, many of you might be putting “New Fly Rod!” on your lists of potential gifts. But this raises the question: What size fly rod do you want/need? As I explain in the above video, this question is really. . .
You can waste a lot of time fishing over trout that have been spooked (and are thus not feeding), but sometimes they surprise us, and persistence can pay off. Watch as Amelia Jensen works a large . . .