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101 trout tips : a guide’s secrets, tactics, and techniques by Landon R. Mayer

By Landon R. Mayer

Each fly-fishing challenge has an answer. This choice of suggestion from veteran teacher Landon Mayer is helping you study your previous errors and the best way to adapt to a variety of fishing conditions.

Unorthodox strategies for universal fly-fishing problems
Covers every thing from fly choice and rigging to touchdown fish
Features 250 colour images to demonstrate right options

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Solution: Try casting past the bank and allowing the fly to land on the grass. Using a weed guard hopper, you can now twitch the fly snag-free off the bank and into the feeding lane tight to the bank. Bent-back flies can guard and disguise the hook point, making bank-hugging trout fair game. Ithink everyone has been there: watching a fish that is sipping adult insects an inch or two off the bank and trying, unsuccessfully, to get the fly close enough so that it actually lands where the trout are feeding—without snagging your fly on the bank.

Behind every good man is a great woman! I dedicate this book to my wonderful wife Michelle, who during the highs and lows of life and water is always there. Fly fishing is a way of life for our family, and this book would not be possible without complete love and support. Thank you for everything. Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One: Fly Selection Bank Shot Old School is the New School Seeing Red Leech Lesson Stand Out in a Crowd The Shrink Cycle Soft-Hackle Success Mysis: Dead or Alive?

The weight of the setup remains the same for the most part: 4-weights and 5-weights are still some of the most common sizes. In big waters with big fish, like the rivers in Alaska, it is not unheard of to go up to 7- or 8-weight nymph sticks for lifting power. The length of the rods can vary, too. A 9-foot rod will do for most waters and distances. Rods 10 feet or longer do come into play for larger bodies of moving water because they have more reach and fly line control, and on stillwaters because they have more length for lifting and leverage during the fight.

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