Master Class Monday: How to Fish Up to a Rising Trout

When you spot a rising trout, your first impulse may be to try to catch it immediately, but that’s not always the correct decision. In this great episode of “Master Class Monday” from Jensen Fly Fishing, Amelia Jensen shows you how she approaches the situation. She’s marked a rising trout but knows that there are others in the seam at the head of the pool. So she’ll work her way up to the riser, which probably isn’t going anywhere in the near future.

From her fly choice to her rod choice and leader dimensions, Amelia’s tactics are based on her understanding of the conditions, her knowledge of the available bugs, and her comfort as an angler. Note how she keeps her casts short, which helps with accuracy and line control. And once she hooks a fish, she aims to lead it downstream, away from any other trout along the seam.

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.

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