Master Class Monday: How to Fish a Spinner Fall, Introduction

Spinner falls present anglers with wonderful opportunities to catch rising trout, but these egg-layer events can also offer plenty of challenges. The flies are tiny, the light is usually love, the presentations can be difficult, and so on. In this great episode of . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Predict a Stonefly Hatch

When big trout come to the surface to hammer large stoneflies, anglers can enjoy some of the most exciting dry-fly fishing of their lives. This is why some anglers will travel great distances to fish salmonfly or Skwala hatches. The problem is that . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Avoid Tailout Drag

When you are fishing to a trout near the tailout of a pocket or small tool, you’ve got a presentation problem: the faster current of the tailout will pull on your line, causing the fly to drag. In many situations, that drag is enough to stop a trout from eating . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish Dry Flies Over Gravel Runs

Long gravel runs often look like featureless water that doesn’t offer a lot of structure to hold trout. In this week’s Master Class Monday video, Dave and Amelia Jensen explain how these stretches can actually provide great dry-fly fishing under the . . .

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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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