from the AVA pros
Just a few tips, pointers and observations that might help make you a better fly fisher. If not, maybe we helped make you chuckle.
streamer fishing make sure to crimp
your barbs, they pull out of your
guides ear a lot better.
When float fishing make sure to cast streamers down stream, it helps control the presentation and give you a second chance at that monster brown that boiled your fly.
Fishing Rod Length
float fishing we
feel that a 9 foot rod is a little
more effective than a shorter rod.
accuracy, line control and mending
all benefit from the extra length.
Not to say shorter rods will not
get the job done, but it just helps
to go longer.
sunglasses cut down on
than regular shades.
Plus they help you spot
trout and locate
rocks and structure that
lie just under the surface.
River within the River
not to go straight for
the deke (sweet spot)
in a river. Fish all
the water thoughtfully
and carefully. Many big
fish will move into
the shallows to feed,
especially during a hatch.
Be patient, observant
and work all the water
before presenting your
fly to what you might think is the fishiest water.
Fishing a creek is not necessarily technical, but there are a few challenges. First thing to consider is the fact that a lot of creek fish live in gin-clear water and are relatively spooky. To help your chances on spooky trout keep a low profile, wear natural colored clothing and lay your line down softly. Second thing to consider, creek fish will typically give you one shot on a dry fly. If you want to increase your hookups, tie a bead-head dropper on the back of your dry fly. 15 to 30 inches should do. Use the dry fly as a strike indicator.