The author increased his success with streamers by watching a skilled bait fisherman, his father-in-law. Photo via Instagram
The concept of neutral buoyancy is something we all learned in high school. However, it wasn’t until I began streamer fishing in my late teens that I found a practical use for this concept. In short, . . .
Fishing slow and low in the spring sometimes produces the biggest fish of the year. Photo by Drew Price
I always mistrust fly fishers who mouth the platitude, “I don’t care if I catch any fish or not; it’s just nice to get out there.” Sure. Then why don’t you leave the rod home and save yourself the . . .
Drew Price shows off a 24.5-inch beast that fell for a dead-drifted streamer. Photos by Drew Price
During runoff, trout streams tend to be a bit on the high side, and the water is cold and discolored. These can be tough conditions for fishing, but it can also be one of the best times of year to. . .
Using your fly line to move a streamer in the current will draw more strikes. Photo by Joe Phillips
“For many anglers,” a fellow guide once argued, “mending is a simple concept poorly understood.” Most fly-fishing professionals will agree that even some of those clients who know how to mend don’t necessarily understand why it’s such an important part of. . .
This week, I have a long and fascinating interview with Mike Schmidt, designer of such giant trout streamers as the Junk Yard Dog. He gives up his secrets on when to fish a giant streamer (and. . .
Trout fishers who want to test themselves against salmon and steelhead are faced with a whole new range of flies, so what should you do? Your best bet is to do some research about the best patterns for your local waters and. . .