• Trout Talk

    Swing wet flies and feel like a kid again

    In our family, we had an informal rule about kids fishing on their own—you started out by fishing wet flies downstream, and once you reached a certain age, you got to turn upstream and fish dry flies. It was a tiny, gentle river, really, and there was always an adult looking on, even if we didn’t…

  • Fishing TROUT Magazine Trout Tips

    Fishing a two-fly rig downstream

    Fishing two-fly rigs downstream is a great way to pull trout from under rocks and structure

    By Jim Strogen As a wet fly fisher, I love to dance my nymphs, Woolly Buggers and leeches downstream in front of rocks and log jams. This strategy surprises many of my friends. They worry about being visible to the fish, and stirring up the creek as they approach a hole. In the small streams…