Thursday Video Tip: What to Look for First in a Trout River

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When he’s all geared up and ready to start catching fish, an angler’s first impulse is often to just wade right in and start casting. However, if you take a few minutes to first scout the water from the banks above, you can better determine where you want to focus your attention. It can be hard to read water when you’re in it because you have such a low angle. But by observing the current and structure from above, you can more easily identify the “sweet spots” where fish are likely to be holding. Then, when you do get your feet wet, you have a real game plan, and that often translates to success.

Click here to see the entire “Reading the Water” chapter on the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.

What to Look For

Knowing where to look for trout is the first step to catching them.

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