TIP OF THE WEEK: TROUT SPEY... DON'T FORGET YOU ARE FISHING
Trout Spey Tip: DON'T FORGET YOU ARE FISHING. You are not just casting.
We get it! It is an absolute blast to launch a hundred foot laser with a two-hand Trout Spey rod. The temptation however is to concentrate too much on the cast and forget to do all the other parts that get you into fish. We still must read the water and fish it correctly.
Just like other styles of trout fishing, we can get at these fish just 30 feet from us. Don't make the mistake of lining all the fish by blasting a cast 120 feet long and running your line through all the fish. The fly still needs to be in front of the fishes face.
Trout are different than Steelhead. Trout are predators and feeding on these flies. We have much better chance of getting grabs if the trout see where it's prey is coming from. Get your streamer to rise off the bottom just in front of where you believe the trout to be holding.
You can learn how to do this in any of our Trout Spey Fishalong Courses.
Concentrate on casting and swinging a fly 45-65 feet from you and manage your line so that the fly starts to rise up and move directly in front of where you believe fish are holding.
UPCOMING COURSES TO HIGHLIGHT
Our whole course catalog is available in the Fall. Wanna learn to skate some dry flies on the Yakima? We got you covered with the Yakima Fishalong. Wanna hit up a smaller mountain stream? Sign up for one of our Tributary Fishalongs. Wanna swing up some large trout on a streamer? Our Trout Spey Intro and Fishalong will have you at it! Perhaps you wanna learn how to tightline nymph for those pesky trout that won't eat on top? Our Euro nymphing Fishalong will get you dialed in! Wanna learn how to float the Yakima in a personal watercraft? Well... you get the picture.
- September 23rd - Fly Fishing 101/201
- September 24th - Fly Fishing 301
- September 26th - Intro to Euronymphing and Euronymphing Fishalong
- September 27th - Yakima River Fishalong
- September 29th - Euronymphing Fishalong / Tributary Fishalong
- September 30th - Fly Fishing 101/201
- September 30th - Yakima River Fishalong
- October 1st - Fly Fishing 301