Fall is my favorite. No contest. My blood is too warm to really get to enjoy summer, so when autumn rolls around I can finally feel comfortable again. Even if I wasn’t excited about the feeling of cooler temps, I would still be excited about what those colder thermometer readings mean for trout fishing! Fall
One of my favorite techniques during high water is to fish an all-mono Euro rig with a jig streamer. It doesn’t always work, but when you can identify soft pockets or seams along the bank, there usually are trout willing to eat. In the video below, noted angler George Daniel explains how an all-mono set-up
For the longest time, I remember reading books and articles about cutting edge streamer patterns like Blane Chocklett’s “Game Changer” or Kelly Galloup’s “Zoo Cougar” and feeling like I was missing a piece of the fly fishing puzzle. I remember buying a Game Changer from Cabela’s before I had learned to tie them for myself.
With the air cold and the winds whipping, they weren’t good omens for me and Joel Watson. We met up to fish and for me to show him some new water. But, we had a feeling there would be few anglers out on the water, and that was enough to get us motivated. There’s no