Where Trout Are
Fish go to feeding lies to eat. Identify feeding lanes and food distribution in the river to locate trout feeding lies in all types of water. Pick out high confidence lies where trout are approachable for short line techniques and spot prime lies to target the largest fish. This interactive presentation will help locate trout.
The Catch of your Life
Successful fishing methods are based successful feeding methods of trout. Small, medium or large- trout feed much differently at each stage and our angling strategy targets a specific group. When the target is large trout, we have to change our methods and think like a big trout. This program helps understand trout feeding behavior and fishing tactics to target large fish.
What Trout See
What fish see and the way they see it impacts not only fly design and construction but also presentation tactics. Using the concept of search image we can better understand how trout decide what to eat. What information can we glean from near and close refusals? Do trout really see Ultraviolet light? Come and find out.
Advanced Nymph Fishing Tactics
From long line (French and Spanish) methods to short line Czech/ Polish styles, nymph fishing sure has changed lately. New Contact Techniques focus on getting the flies to the strike zone and improving strike detection, but do you know when and how to use each method? This one hour program not only discuses when, where and how to use contact techniques, but also offers improved strategies for floatation style strike indicators.
Seasonal Angling Strategies; part one- Winter
The first priority in any seasonal angling strategy is finding the fish and the second is finding what they’re eating. The winter river is much different than in any other season; the food trout eat varies in amount, type and distribution in the winter. If we adjust accordingly, we can make the most of winter fishing opportunities.
Seasonal Angling Strategies; part two- Summer
Summer’s a time of warmth and sunny afternoons, but what does warm water and full sun do to trout? They adjust much differently to warm conditions than humans, but understanding how they react to the conditions is key to catching summertime fish. Fish still eat in the summer, but their feeding behavior changes and our angling strategy must follow suit if we’re going to successfully fish the summer river.
Old School Wet Flies
Often overlooked, wet flies often give the angler an opportunity to catch reluctant trout that need a little enticement in the form of movement and animation. Wet flies are ideal searching patterns when trout are difficult. This one hour seminar can be expanded to include tying a few effective wet fly patterns and even on-stream instruction, which can be offered as a three to four hour seminar.
When All Else Fails: Catching Fish When Fishings Tough.
We all like to fish on days when myriads of insects lift from the water and trout rise to our dry flies, but those days are not as common as the days when we have to work hard for every fish. When fishing’s great but catching is slow, we need methods and tactics that give us the best chance at a few fish in the net. This program covers finding trout, searching flies and prospecting methods as well as finesse tactics and strategies for heavily pressured trout.
Advanced Nymph Fishing Workshop
Class room or a stream-side class; three to four hour workshop to cover advanced nymph fishing methods and tactics with each student building a sighter leader and also learn the tuck cast, oval tuck cast, learn the basics of presentation. A one hour powerpoint presentation is followed by a thirty minute leader building workshop and can be finished on-stream to cover the basics of presentation.