Master Class Monday: How to Fish a Corner Pool, Part II

Corner pools always look inviting to anglers because they provide everything a big trout needs: depth, overhead cover, and a steady supply of food. Last summer, Dave Jensen explained how to fish the lower part of the the pool below a sharp bend in a river. In part II, Dave demonstrates the best way to fish the upper part of the pool. Among the keys are keeping a short line, making downstream mends to prolong the drift, and getting into the right position.

Watch for further installments of Master Class Monday every week here at Orvis News, in the Advanced Tactics playlist our You Tube Channel, and on the new Advanced section of our Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center.

2 thoughts on “Master Class Monday: How to Fish a Corner Pool, Part II”

  1. Usually, I mend up stream, he was mending down stream. Did he not have line in the water only leader and tippet; if so how long
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  2. One thing about corners, they are generally a flat spot in a descending river. Trout don’t live on hills, and need flat water, even if its a tiny spot on an otherwise sloping current.

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