When you’re fishing small flies–sizes 16 and smaller–you want to make sure that your don’t give a big trout too many opportunities to use the heavy current, and you want to do whatever it takes to play the fish as quickly as possible. In this week’s Master Class Monday video, Dave and Amelia Jensen offer a lesson from long-time Calgary guides David Blair and Terry Johnson, who walk you through their techniques for playing and landing fish on the Bow River.
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4 thoughts on “Master Class Monday: How to Fight Big Fish on Small Flies”
Would be curious to see this with 5x or 6x. On the Upper Delaware system, I’m not fishing a lot of 4x and don’t dare to put this kind of pressure on a fish like that
I’m not on big water but I regularly fish 5x and 6x. With a full flex rod you can safely fight hard.
Would have been nice to see him take his gloves off and wet his hands before handling that first brown.