Tuesday Tips: The Basics of “Reading the Water”


The author casts to a spot that provides deep water, near cover, on the edge of good current.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Conventional wisdom says that 10 percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish. Most people assume that these elite “10 percenters” enjoy so much success because of their superior . . .

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Tuesday Video Tip: How to Make a Tuck Cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer

This seems like an appropriate post for this time of year, when nymph fishermen really need to get their flies to the bottom quickly. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a tuck cast, which allows you to get your nymphs to power through the water column by causing them to hit the water before your fly line does. Tuck casts are great for when. . .

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Video Pro Tips: The Basic Cast

In our previous videos, we’ve talked a lot about specific casting techniques, some of which are quite advanced, but we’ve never gone over the basic cast. In this installment of our ongoing series, I run . . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Catch Low-Water Steelhead

It’s a beautiful time of year on the Lake Erie tributaries. The leaves have turned, the light shimmers on the rocks as the water distorts its reflections, and there is no one out on the streams! Low, clear water can scare many anglers away, . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: 10 Tips for Fall Streamer Fishing

It’s the season to get into some really big wild brown trout. They are setting up for the spawn right now, and this is some of my favorite fishing of the entire year. If you do things right, you could land the biggest trout of your life, . . .

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Learn to Fish Indicators and Dry-Dropper Rigs

Last month, we relaunched the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, featuring an all-new design and the first chapter of new content, on Euro Nymphing. For 13 weeks, we will be adding a new chapter to the Learning Center each . . .

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