streamer fishing

  • Trout Talk Featured

    Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good

    Wadering up on the banks of a Pennsylvania trout stream last week I faced a dilemma. Which rod? I had three choices. An 8-foot 6-inch 3-weight that’s perfect for dry flies. An 11-foot 3-weight Euro nymphing rod that is perfect for, well, Euro nymphing. And a 10-foot 3-inch 3-weight that is perfect for swinging wet…

  • Voices from the river Featured

    Time to get away

    A thankful get-away to the river

    It was time. Actually, it was well past time. I had to get out of the house. I work from home and have for years, so these stay-at-home orders weren’t a big change for me. But because I’m immunocompromised thanks to ongoing cancer treatments, I haven’t been in town, seen friends nor been anywhere but doctors’ offices for well over…

  • Voices from the river

    Ponderosas have secrets

    The giant ponderosa peers over blue-green water cascading and flowing around boulders, plunging into pools and meandering in eddies. This tree must be well over 100-years old. It stretches skyward with giant, twisted branches leading to more twists and turns extending over a spectacular reach of river. The pumpkin and burnt-orange bark has splits and cracks in its puzzle-like texture and its hunter-green needles extend long at each…

  • Video spotlight Fishing

    Streamer fishing with a Euro-nymph rod

    If you have any questions about Euro-nymphing, competitive angler Lance Egan likely has the answers. And if you're just using your long Euro-nymphing rod for, well, Euro-nymphing, you might be just scratching the surface. https://youtu.be/fhO8HOVIuR8 Above, Lance uses a typical Euro-nymph rig to bounce streamers along the bottom ... and he's catching fishing doing it.…