Spotting fish in deeper water is a great skill for an angler to have, and the key is to teach your eyes what to look for. Rarely will you see an actual fish shape. Instead, it’s about searching for an out-of-place “smudge” that seems as if it doesn’t belong–because it’s a different color, shape, or level from its surroundings.
In this great episode of “Master Class Monday” from Jensen Fly Fishing, Dave explains how he searches a particular stretch of water, what he looks for, and then how he sets up to present a fly. As always, his goal is to make things simple and to put you in the best position possible to get the job done.
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.