There is so much focus these days on finding the proper equipment, perfect colored flies, and best spots to fish for trout. This often means that anglers forget to focus on some of the more natural aspects of trout fishing, including understanding trout feeding zones.
Most anglers understand that the difference between a short cast and a long cast can be crucial when trying to attract trout. However, there are also many instances where a straight cast will not do you much good either and thus you need to understand how to curve your line to the right or left depending on wind, obstacles, and natural curves in the waters you are fishing.
Many people despise nasty, rainy, and windy weather, but that is just the type of day that stillwater anglers yearn for. Wind at your back, a slow sinking line and crystal clear waters are the perfect remedy for slowly retrieving your handcrafted fly. But, how can you ensure that your wet, cold day comes to life with a few trophy trout at the end of your line?
Bright spring afternoons can often bring about the most pristine trout fishing conditions that any angler can dream of.
However, that can all change pretty drastically when we fast forward things to the midsummer months.
Humans, by nature, are a lot like other animals in the world. We tend to shut ourselves down when the weather starts to get cooler, even if it is subconsciously, and assume that a lot of the things we enjoy doing in other times of the year are off limits.
Trout fishing really shouldn’t be done with anything other than light line and light gear. It sounds like a broad statement but it as true as it gets. Using line or gear that is too heavy is one of the most common reasons that anglers head home skunked, with nothing to show for their day on the water.
When we think about Winter trout tactics, we invariably think of fishing with sinking lines and lures. Although this is without doubt the most consistent and effective method for the time of year, it is by no means the only way!
As the trout season draws to a close, the chances of hooking a strong, mature fighter lures anglers back to the water for one last stab at success. With the dark days looming over, the weather turning and the water cooling, fish at the peak of physical condition lie in wait for a wholesome feed. So, how do you go about cathing these monsters?