Tag Archives: Stillwater

10 Tips for Success with Stillwater Chironomids by Brian Chan

I’ll be the first to admit I am a certified stillwater chironomid aficionado. I love the challenge of locating the hatch, determining what size and colour pupa the trout are selecting and dialing in the exact depth zone that the … Continue reading

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Essential Fly lines for Success on Stillwaters by Brian Chan

Consistently successful stillwater fly fishers have a basic understanding of trout biology. This means knowing the seasonal habitat preferences of the fish and importance of the different habitat (depth zones). Simply put, trout do not spend all their time in … Continue reading

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Fishing the Drop-off, by Brian Chan

Life is pretty simple for trout and char living in productive stillwaters. Ideal habitat consists of access to easily available food sources which are in close proximity to the protection of deeper water. The drop-off area offers both, which in … Continue reading

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The Handtwist Retrieve, by Phil Rowley

When it comes to stillwater presentation, you soon realize that lakes are different environments than rivers or streams. Other than wind induced current there is little or no flow to help propel and animate your fly. You must move or … Continue reading

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Fishing The Hang, by Phil Rowley

Just about every stillwater fly fisher has experienced a vicious swirl, felt a solid tug or seen the flash of fish as it attempts to pounce on your fly just as you raise the rod to cast at the end … Continue reading

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Finding Trout in Protective Stillwaters – By Phil Rowley

In my previous blog entry I discussed comfort factors you can use to help determine where trout might be holding in your favorite lake or perhaps one you are visiting for the first time. In addition to comfort, other factors … Continue reading

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