Month: February 2018

Join me at Pronghorn Lake Ranch in Oregon for another weekend of trophy trout fishing October 27-28, 2018! Last year’s rendezvous was a big success, so you won’t want to miss this next one! For more info about the weekend, …

Join me again this fall, 2018 at Pronghorn! Read More »

It is important when fly fishing to have the right gear so you’re able to respond to any situation or condition. Consider moments like these (all of which have happened to me): Your heart stops as you watch your only …

Gearing Up for Big Fish, Part 5 of 5: Putting It All Together Read More »

When selecting your landing net for stillwater, consider the following four factors: basket size, basket material, length of handle, and depth of the basket. Basket Size Having the right size net increases the odds of successfully landing a large trout. …

Gearing Up for Big Fish, Part 4 of 5: Landing Nets Read More »

Leaders and tippets both are crucial components of your tackle system. Selection of the appropriate size and length is vital. The effectiveness of the entire presentation hinges on having a balanced line, leader and tippet system that delivers the fly …

Gearing Up for Big Fish, Part 3 of 5: Leaders and Tippets Read More »

Line selection is the most critical component of your tackle. While there is no one type of line appropriate for all conditions, I find that the following three types of lines satisfy most of my stillwater requirements: Floating line Intermediate …

Gearing Up for Big Fish, Part 2 of 5: Line Selection Read More »

Successful stillwater fly fishing requires specialized gear, particularly when angling for trophy trout. This five-part blog series will provide tackle guidelines on rods, lines, leader/tippets, and nets when fishing lakes that support trophy size trout. To catch and land a …

Gearing Up for Big Fish, Part 1 of 5: Rods Read More »