Reno with a wild brown trout

Good line control pays off

Reno had been practicing his casting skills before coming on a guided day with us. And with a few tips from Gary to tweak his technique, Reno’s casting really came together in an amazingly short time.

It’s all about line control with fly fishing, and when the rod tip is close to the water it makes a huge difference for many reasons. Reno kept his rod tip down and in touch with the fly, so was ready when this supremely well marked and strong wild brown trout took the emerging Antron Nymph under a Pink Lady emerger/dry fly.

Gary brags that the  pink lady is the most outstanding mayfly pattern he’s come up with so far because it’s highly visible.

Photo credit: Gary France