How about a trip, for nine weeks, in New Zealand? Just you, a back pack, and fly fishing gear. You run into some fellow fly fishermen. And, NZ trout. Many of them. The above video is really cool. Mesmerizing. Worth watching in its entirety, IMO. Trust me.
When fishing streamers for trout, I use the 20% Rule and avoid throwing them at high noon. Some of that comes from Jason Randall, who wrote this great book on why and how trout feed. He believes most trout will try and eat prey that are 20% of their length or less. They know that
I love the Reddit fly fishing sub-group. On it, I learned of a cheap way to get studs for my wading boots. Rather than pay $30+ for a set, I’m using Kold Kutter screws at a 90% discount. These are the screws put on dirt bikes for races on ice. Really. Here is a great
OK, if you’re a fan of PETA, this post is not for you. As you know, I’m all about cheap and highly effective fly fishing gear. If you click on “gear review” at the right end side of the blog, you’ll see other items that I’ve found helpful. Here’s one: a fish stomach pump. I