Knots really can be an angler’s best friend and their worst enemy at the same time. The good news is that knots don’t have to be the reason that you shy away from fishing and you don’t have to invest in a 300 page book of knots in order to perfect this important art form. There really is no reason to know each and every knot, and as long as you focus and perfect the basics you will be more than prepared to start fly fishing on any water you wish.
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.
Simple fishing tricks can often work when you are using live bait and want to catch any kind of trout, no matter the size. However, if you are purely after big trout and lunkers, then you need to be willing to switch things up, take chances, and catch less fish in the end.
Considering that the water is high, the temperature is still down, and the fish are lethargic, trout fishing in the spring can be an incredibly difficult challenge. There is floating debris, torrential flows, discoloured water and even freezing drizzle at times, but these are all part of the game if you want to catch trout early in the season.
Anyone who has ever fished for trout has definitely asked themselves what it is that makes trout bite into bait. They can be so fickle at times and then at others they seem to jump on anything that passes them by. To help you understand the trout you are after a little more, we are going to discuss some of the main reasons that trout will strike.
Considering how effective mini jigs are when fishing for trout, they are far less popular than they should be. Essentially, mini jigs are small plastic bodies that are fished on extremely light jig heads. These incredibly light heads have been credited for a number of trophy trout catches and work wonders in places such as mountain lakes, beaver ponds and spring creeks.
The increase in fishing enthusiasts and competitions as the sport evolves means our catch are becoming more vary of what’s on offer. Using a spinning leader will help land a monster trout but ensure that you’ve taken the appropriate steps to secure and conceal your line before casting.