Mountain streams are my favorite spots to fish. While they are fairly challenging to fish due to runoff and high/discolored water at certain times of the year, they can be red hot when hit at the right time or when the right flies are used. Due to the ease of catching fish, many people assume
Last summer and this summer, during “dries or die” periods, I’ve been fishing with a home-made Harvey Slackline leader. When I’m fishing dries, I tend to use that leader with my H2 #4. The leader is designed to have its back 1/3 collapse in a pile. That gives longer drifts. My leader of choice is
During the fourth quarter of yesterday’s fun outing, my nymphs were absolutely snagged on bottom structure about 20 yards downstream. I was standing amidst really strong current with white water all around me. It was one of those perilous wades. So, I didn’t want to wade down and wade back up, as I almost had
Here is a video that I found very helpful. It summarizes the trade offs between fluorocarbon and monofilament. Hope you also find it interesting. The next time I’m out fishing dries on technical waters, I may add a bit of fluoro to the end of my dry-fly rig.