There’s lots of discussion about what makes a good guide and why some are better than others for a whole host of reasons. But the guide/angler connection is truly a team effort, and there are things a client can do to get more out of the experience and have a more enjoyable and educational trip. Simon Perkins, Orvis COO, was a fishing guide before he hung up his oars for an office job. He shares his experiences, good and bad, and suggests ways we can be better clients. He also shares a few stories about his best and worst days of being a guide and a client. A couple are quite colorful, and I think you’ll enjoy them.
In the Fly Box this week, we cover the following topics:
- How can I roll-cast big streamers?
- How do I fish streamers in small brook-trout streams?
- What is the best tool for measuring water temperature, and how cold does water have to be before trout stop feeding?
- Where is that new Clearwater Euro-nymphing rod?
- Can I use my 5-weight rod for surf-fishing in the ocean?
- Are wool fingerless gloves any good?
- Is 20-lb fluorocarbon too light for the butt section of a leader?
- What are gut leaders?
- Is a UV light essential for fly tying?
- Is roll casting more difficult with a shorter rod?
- My wife and I fished some big articulated streamers and had no luck. What were we doing wrong?
- I have a pile of old flies. How do I identify what they are?
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