Trout Tips: Presenting to a target

Winter fly fishing requires a more cognisant approach the water, and the fish we're after. Below, Russ Miller of Umpqua has spotted a rising trout in a snow-shrouded stream in Colorado, and he approaches the trout carefully and aware that, this time of year, trout aren't as likely to rise for food as they are to eat below the surface. But, when trout are spotting rising, it's wise to try a dry.


You'll notice the video above that Miller is using a really long leader—15 feet or so. This gives him the chance to present a small dry with delicacy and precision to a spooky, tentative winter trout. Check out how he presents his fly to a specific target. 

— Chris Hunt


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