Trout fishing advice

Why Sunglasses are Essential When Trout Fishing

There are two main reasons to wear sunglasses when trout fishing. Firstly, they make seeing through the glare significantly easier, which assists greatly in spotting trout or likely lays. Even more importantly, they protect the eyes, not only from the sun’s rays but also from wayward flies, hooks, and twigs. For both reasons, sunglasses are … Read more

Fly Fishing

What breaking strain tippet to fish?

When fly fishing, it is best to select tippet based on its diameter, not on its breaking strain. The best diameter is based on the size of the fly you plan on casting, not on the weight of the fish you hope to land. It is also worth noting, that the tippet diameter must be … Read more

Trying to fish into the wind
Trout fishing advice | Fly Fishing

Fly fishing into strong winds

When trying to fly fish I hate the wind, it roughs up the surface making spotting difficult, not to mention that the gusts can ruin an otherwise perfect cast. I learned to fly fish on one of the windiest trout rivers in the world, the daily averages wind-run is something like 155 mph (it is … Read more

Choosing the Perfect Fly Fishing Indicators: The Top 8 Picks
Gear and reviews | Fly Fishing

Choosing the Perfect Fly Fishing Indicators: The Top 8 Picks

There is no one best strike indicator under all conditions. What works well on a spring creek, will likely struggle on a boisterous freestone river. In all honestly, I rarely fish indicators, but sometimes they are essential. A necessary evil. Some nymphs are simply too heavy to suspend under a dry fly hence the need … Read more

Are cattle destroying our trout streams? (and other ramblings)
Trout fishing advice

Are cattle destroying our trout streams? (and other ramblings)

The relationship between farmers and fishing lobbyists can be somewhat heated at times. Some areas of conflict include – Stock grazing too close or in waterways – Use of too much water for irrigation – Leaching of fertilizer into waterways In my opinion, some of these views are valid, while others I struggle to support. … Read more

Night fishing for Trout in Urban Environments.
Trout fishing advice

Night fishing for Trout in Urban Environments.

Urban parks, rivers and lake shores can hold a surprising number of trout. Living in such densely populated areas they often receive a lot of pressure, making them difficult to catch. Many especially the larger fish can become wary, often laying low or darting away at the first signs of danger. In such rivers, trout … Read more

Fly Fishing | Trout fishing advice

What is the best fly fishing floatant?

Few things are more annoying than a dry fly that refuses to float. So let’s discuss the best ways to keep your dry flies floating high and dry, and hopefully catch more trout. Fly floatants The most common way to keep a dry fly floating is by applying a water-repelling coating which are typically referred … Read more

9 Hints To Catch Trophy Trout – (How To Catch That 10 Pounder)
Trout fishing advice

9 Hints To Catch Trophy Trout – (How To Catch That 10 Pounder)

There is something special about landing a big trout. The dream and motivation for many trout fishermen is to land that trout of a lifetime. The one worthy of mounting on the wall above the fireplace, and bragging about at the pub after a few beers. In this guide, I will share many hints, tips, … Read more