I frequently get questions about stillwater trout fishing, and although I love it, I am not very good at it. So I enlisted one of the best stillwater teachers I know, Phil Rowley, and asked him to discuss something more advanced that relates to trout fishing in lakes and ponds. The result is a very detailed discussion of fishing nymphs, especially midge imitations, on a very long leader. With this technique you can fish surprisingly deep—if you are patient!
In the Fly Box, we have the following questions:
- Is there any value in under-lining a fly rod?
- How do I get foul odors out of my waders?
- How do I target stripers and smallmouth when the water is over 70 degrees and trout are also present?
- What is your go-to technique in a trout stream if you don’t see anything feeding?
- If you could only select one sequence, would you pick odd or even sizes of fly rods?
- My lower back is killing me after a long day of fishing. What can I do to alleviate this problem?
- How do I approach a stretch of river with deep pools and virtually no current?
- How can I teach my friends to recognize a strike to a nymph?
- Is it safe to bring the line/leader connection inside my rod guides?
- I am going to the Yellowstone area. Is it worth it to hire a guide?
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