The head of a pool often features an inside seam that separates the main current and an eddy. Trout love to set up inside that stream, where they can relax in the eddy but have access to the steady supply of food drifting along the seam. In this great episode of “Master Class Monday” from Jensen Fly Fishing, Dave Jensen walks you through his thought process, rigging, and approach as he tries to catch a big rising trout.
From his fly choice to his leader dimensions to his presentation, Dave’s decisions are all based on what he actually sees in front of him. He’s making a few guesses, but they are informed guesses. And when things don’t work out immediately, he reassesses his data and tries another solution. There’s so much to learn here, both from Dave’s explanations and from simply watching how me approaches the fish, makes the cast, and fights the fish.
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.