Fishing Trout Tips

Trout Tips: 40 feet, 4 seconds

When I first waded the flats some years back, one of the Bahamian guides explained to me that I should have a good amount of line out on the water at all times, and if I wasn’t fishing, I should have the fly pinched between the thumb and forefinger of my non-casting hand. That way, he explained, if I saw a target fish, I could quickly load the road and, within a false cast or two, place the fly on target and be in the game .

Trout Tips | 40 feet 4 seconds from Trout Unlimited on Vimeo.

In the video above, TU’s Kirk Deeter explains this even better. If you can cast 40 feet of line in four seconds, he says, there’s not a single species of fish an angler can’t catch with a fly. It’s good advice, and it’s worked for me in the past. I’m sure it will again.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.