You wouldn’t tackle a math problem—even the simplest of equations—without first taking a second to figure out the variables and determining where to start with your efforts to solve it, would you?

Now, apply that logic to fly fishing. It’s always a good idea to take a look at a stretch of water, just as you would a math problem. Look for structure, current and quality holding water. Watch for rising fish.

Make a plan, and then start solving the problem. Figure out where you should start fishing, what kind of fly you’re going to need and what kind of cast you’ll have to make to arrive at your solution—a trout to the net.

Above, RIO’s Chris Walker does just that. Check it out.

By Chris Hunt.