Master Class Monday: Watch Before You Cast


In this week’s Master Class Monday, Dave Jensen trains his camera on a feeding trout and narrates what he sees. But more importantly, he talks about how his observations inform his tactics. Not only is he thinking about which pattern will tempt the trout to eat, but he also considers how the presentation itself might affect Amelia’s chances of success. You can learn so much by watching how a trout is feeding, but it’s usually not possible. Here, we’re able to observe a brown trout feeding on naturals and reacting to flies. It’s also really telling to listen to Dave and Amelia agonize over what fly to present and how to do it.

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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