Video: How I Learned to Read Water

Here’s another great video from the folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, in which Brian Flechsig responds to a question about how to read water on a trout stream. Rather than just giving a couple cursory tips, Flechsig acknowledges that the topic is surely too big to be covered in a single video. Instead, he recommends his three favorite books on the subject. His first choice is, of course, Tom Rosenbauer’s classic The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams. For more than 30 years, this has been the angler’s Bible, when it comes to understanding why trout live like they do. Next up is Reading Trout Water, by the great Dave Hughes, followed by Reading Waters, by Gary Borger.

Since we are about to head into the coldest months of the year, it’s the perfect time to read up on how you can become better at finding fish, and it’s hard to beat Flechsig’s choices.

2 thoughts on “Video: How I Learned to Read Water”

  1. I would still love to see you do a video series based on the knowledge in these books. I am one of those dummies that can read a book but often have trouble transferring the info to action. I am more a tactile learner. Often what I think the author is stating is not the same as what they are trying to convey.

    I remember in Basic training reading the soldier’s handbook about disassembly and assembly of the M16 3 times and thinking WTF? Then after one demonstration in class was like “is that simple process what all that mess was about”.

  2. I also would like to share with you my story from a person who was afraid of water and did not dare to swim in the sea and his journey to becoming a professional fisherman.

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