Tom’s Tips: Finding Fish in Big Rivers


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In this week’s excerpts from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, Tom Rosenbauer talks with two guides about finding fish in big rivers. First, Molly Semenik explains that structure is the key in waters such as the Yellowstone, where resident trout are looking for cover, easy feeding, and protection from predators.


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Next, Tom talks to guide Gill McKean about where migrating steelhead can be found on the vast Skeena River in British Columbia. They keys here are looking for the right kind of structure, water speed, and bottom composition. Ultimately, what you are looking for is the “lane,” where the fish are traveling.

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