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 . . .
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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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 . . .
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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Hooking a big trout in heavy cover is one thing; landing that trout on a fly rod adds another set of challenges. In our latest Master Class Monday video, there’s some amazing footage of a very large trout hooked in shallow, snag-filled water. Dave Jensen . . .
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Trout often feed in tricky eddies on the other side of the current. Many fly fishers don't even notice these places, and those that do often have difficulties catching trout that live in these backwaters. Fish in . . .
Big-game fly-fishing expert and Orvis ambassador Conway Bowman shows an important tip when fighting big fish from a boat with a fly rod. It’s more about your entire body than just your arms, and he demonstrates how to keep pressure on a fish, so . . .
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Trout are often found in shallow riffles. When they are in this kind of water, they are often easy to catch, but most fly fishers ignore these hot spots because they look too shallow. Trout move . . .
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We've all been there: a great angling situation presents itself, but you don't have the right gear with you. Maybe you went out for a day of streamer fishing, and a big hatch comes off, bringing . . .
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Most people have enough trouble fishing small dry flies without the added complication of gathering darkness. But trout often feed on small flies at dusk, and if you don't have any tricks up your . . .
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