How To "Read" A River

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In this episode of RIO's "How To" series, RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth talks about how to "read' a river. Simply, this means how to look at a section of river and work out where there will be the best chance to find a trout. By being able to read a river, anglers can avoid the lower percentage water and concentrate on targeting the areas that are more likely to hold fish. Simon also explains how to identify the water where the bigger fish are more likely to lie, and avoid the small fish.

Every river angler should have the skill and ability to read a river, and this video is a perfect lesson for anyone wanting to be able to look at a river they have never fished before, and target the most likely water to hold trout.

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.