You can waste a lot of time fishing over trout that have been spooked (and are thus not feeding), but sometimes they surprise us, and persistence can pay off. Watch as Amelia Jensen works a large brown trout, loses it in a logjam, but then after resting the fish, decides that it is willing to feed again. Does she finally land it? You’ll have to watch to find out.
And pay attention to the subtle movements of that trout. It’s not easy to see, but if you study this trout’s movements and reactions, you’ll learn a lot about how to use your power of observation when on the water. This one is worth watching several times just to get better at spotting trout.
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.