Time on the Water

One thing I’ve learned over the years of guiding is that sometimes your first time client gets lucky and catches a fish of a lifetime. This can ruin a person just getting into the sport. For some they expect to catch big fish and lots of fish depending on how their first experience went. Today’s tip is- Spend time on the water.

What I mean by this is, make sure you are doing all you can do improve your chances of having a successful trip on the water. Some people only get to fish once in a while so you want to maximize your time when you do make it out. Here are some tips in making sure you are giving yourself the best chance at having fun

1- Talk to people. There are a lot of people out there that fish a lot and fish the same waters you fish. Get a good report on where and when to fish certain waters.

2- Research on your own. Get online and get as much information on the location you plan on fishing.

3- Be confident when you are fishing. Approach the water knowing that there are fish there and you are going to catch them.

4- Choose the right fly. Sometimes choosing there right fly doesn’t necessarily mean matching the hatch. Choosing a fly you’re confident in can make all the difference.

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