By Landon R. Mayer
Each fly-fishing challenge has an answer. This choice of recommendation from veteran teacher Landon Mayer is helping you learn your prior errors and how you can adapt to a variety of fishing conditions.
Unorthodox strategies for universal fly-fishing problems
Covers every little thing from fly choice and rigging to touchdown fish
Features 250 colour images to demonstrate right innovations
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Introduction The fish you land teach you something; the fish you lose teach you everything. Going over losing battles and envisioning a better outcome allows you to become a better fisherman. The basics you learn when you start fishing are a wonderful foundation, but in many cases they are one dimensional. I want my clients to develop confidence in techniques they once thought impossible and in techniques that go against what they have been previously taught. Fish receive more pressure than ever before, and they adapt by holding in less conventional areas.
Anglers struggle with wary trout not detecting their rigs in clear-water situations. I think this has to do with the diameter of the leader they are using and how it moves below the surface. Most trout leaders are thinnest around their last two feet, tapering down from the thick butt section of the material. I learned how effective building your own leader was when I guided on Alaska’s Naknek River in 2003. Not only was building leaders cost-effective, I could also have less drag in the water as my flies drifted downstream, thus decreasing the chances of a fish seeing the leader.
You can then reel up and set one rod down, allowing you to simply grab another and cast to new targets in no time. I live by this method as a full-time guide. I need to make sure that no opportunities go unnoticed and give my clients the best shot at success. This method is so effective that I rarely leave home without at least two rods available. Another advantage to this setup is having drys, nymphs, and streamers ready for action. I start with drys to see if I can get a fish to rise, or I target rising fish.
101 trout tips : a guide’s secrets, tactics, and techniques by Landon R. Mayer