How To Master Stillwater Retrieves

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This episode of RIO's "How To" series, is bought to you by RIO ambassador Phil Rowley. In this film Phil talks about the various retrieves that work well when fly fishing in a lake – breaking down the retrieves by length, speed, cadence and the pause between each pull. Phil talks about how to differ the retrieves according to fly style being fished – whether a bait fish pattern or a natural swimming insect.

If you enjoy fly fishing in lakes for trout but don’t have a high success rate, varying your retrieves will drastically change your success, and ensure you catch a lot more fish.

RIO's "How To" videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is bought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.