Master Class Monday: How to Fight Big Fish on Small Flies

When you’re fishing small flies–sizes 16 and smaller–you want to make sure that your don’t give a big trout too many opportunities to use the heavy current, and you want to do whatever it takes to play the fish as quickly as possible. In this week’s Master . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish a Rock Garden

A rock garden in a river presents an angler with a target-rich environment, featuring lots of seams, runs, soft spots, and pillows. Dave and Amelia Jensen stumbled upon this set of rocks with active trout, and Amelia ran the camera as Dave prospected . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Cast to Very Spooky Trout

Today’s Master Class Monday video by Dave and Amelia Jensen is an Orvis-exclusive in which Dave offers great advice on how to approach very spooky fish in small streams. The second these trout are aware of your presence, they’re gone, so you need to . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Avoid Micro-Drag

Drag on a dry fly or nymph can be insidious, causing you to get more refusals, misses, and bad hook sets. Sometimes, this drag is barely visible to the fly fisher, either on a floating dry fly or on an indicator when nymph fishing. But it can be enough to . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Deal with Sun and Shade

We sometimes don’t pay enough attention to sunlight and shade when fly fishing for trout. But as Dave Jensen shows–using an example of a large cutthroat trout rising in a mountain river–your approach must take these conditions into account. This . . .

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