The optimal speed to retrieve when fishing for trout

The optimal speed to retrieve when fishing for trout

I want to discuss presentation speed when it comes to trout fishing. As in how fast should a nymph, dry, streamer, or lure be moved through the water to maximize the chances of catching fish. Now, there will always be outliers, trout that behave differently from the norm or what is expected given current water…

What do trout eat during the winter? (and how to imitate them)
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What do trout eat during the winter? (and how to imitate them)

Many fishermen find winter to be a miserable time to fish, the trout are sluggish and the temperatures cold. Well, they are missing out, because on warm winter days the fishing can be spectacular. In this article, I will share some hints on how to catch trout during even the coldest of months. Surface –…

Is quick sand a risk when fishing – How I discovered it actually exists?

Is quick sand a risk when fishing – How I discovered it actually exists?

Growing up in the 80s Saturday morning cartoons had me believe quicksand was a real threat, in the school yard my mates and I even discussed Strategies on the best ways to escape if we were ever caught. We had all the knowledge. As I grew up the presence of quicksand and other imagined perils…

Why do fishermen look over the side of bridges?

Why do fishermen look over the side of bridges?

Easy answer really. When fishermen are staring over the side of bridges, we are looking for fish. Like many trout fishermen, I struggle to cross a bridge without pausing to spend a few minutes looking over the side. There is always something to see. Bridges offer an excellent vantage point high above the water’s surface,…

I decided to see if I could combine cycle touring and fishing.
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I decided to see if I could combine cycle touring and fishing.

I have not written a post for about a week because I spent that time cycling the length of South Korea.I started just after lunch on Wednesday in the northern coastal city of Incheon and finished six days later on Monday afternoon in the southern port city of Busan. All up I rode some 633km…

Even more reasons why trout can be difficult to catch

Even more reasons why trout can be difficult to catch

Some people, no matter how many hours they spend on the water just can,t seem to catch trout, while other successful fishermen, might all of a sudden blank. A spot that was consistently producing suddenly won,t even produce a strike. 1) The trout have been spooked When fishing behind other anglers, there is a reasonable…

How practical are E-Bikes at replacing a 4WD for accessing fishing spots?
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How practical are E-Bikes at replacing a 4WD for accessing fishing spots?

I recently had to decide between buying a new 4wd vehicle, or just a more basic hatchback. When I looked at things from a more sensible perspective, I only really need 4wd ability to access a handful of remote fishing locations, and maybe the occasional hiking trailhead or skifield. Realistically, 99% of my driving is…