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Trout Tricks
Larry Whiteley
Observe conditions before casting.
Larry Whiteley

Don't just walk right up and start casting in trout waters. First, observe all the conditions. Look for fish in the shallows, rise rings, hatching insects and other things that will help you choose the best fly.

Now try to figure out the best way to cover the water without spooking fish. Cast far enough above to make sure your fly settles into the proper drift, position or depth by the time it reaches the fish. Remember that water at bankside will almost always hold most of the good fish in the river.

Trout do sometimes become wary of the most popular flies, so don't be afraid to try something totally different.

Larry Whiteley is the host of the award winning Outdoor World Radio



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