Video spotlight

Video spotlight: How to spot rising trout

At first blush, the idea of spotting rising trout seems pretty simple. But think about it for a minute—how many times, during low light, have you struggled to see exactly where rising trout are working, simply because you don’t have the right background to help you differentiate between water m

ovement and honest-to-God risers, sippers and fish that are feeding just under the surface film? It happens all the time to me.

Above, in this quick Orvis video, you’ll learn how to best position yourself for rising trout success during these first- or end-of-day times when light is low and you’re faced with a pod of rising fish. What’s more, you’ll learn to spot what the fish are chasing, which should help you with fly selection. See if it doesn’t help.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.