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In-line spinners are the favorite lures for many trout fishermen. In my experience, inline spinners well deserve their reputation. The second trout I ever caught was on one (My first was on a spoon). Even 20 years later they remain an essential part of my trout fishing kit. I do not have exact records, but close to 90% of my first 100 trout landed were caught on in-line spinners. Even today, where I predominantly fish jerkbaits in-line spinners still account for the majority of trout I catch.

Trout fishing in the heat of summer
Trout fishing advice

Trout fishing in the heat of summer

With the recent waves of hot weather, I find even walking the dog is exhausting. When it is hot the trout we love to catch also struggle as water temperature raises. In the middle of summer with high temperatures and low flow trout are difficult to catch. They are not being fussy, they are fighting…

Comprehensive fly fishing indicator guide
Gear and reviews

Comprehensive fly fishing indicator guide

Simply put, a fly-fishing strike indicator plays three roles. A visible object, which floats and does not spook wary fish. The indicators movement through the water can be used to detect strikes. Factors to consider when choosing an indicator Fly weight (Heavy flies need larger indicators) Water condition (The more turbulent the water, the more…


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Corn makes good trout bait
Trout fishing advice

Why do trout eat corn, bread and other weird baits?

Trout can be caught on some weird baits. In this article, I will give my reasoning why trout, even wild fish seem to readily take such weird baits. Why do trout eat corn? One of the most popular baits for trout fishing is a single corn kernel or two threaded onto a hook. Most fishermen…

Live Minnows, the secret way to catch trophy trout
Trout fishing advice

Live Minnows, the secret way to catch trophy trout

I first heard of catching trout on live minnows from my father, who told me stories of how his grandfather, use to net tiny baitfish before using them to catch large fish. It was not until I was in my early twenties, when a guest speaker at my local freshwater angling club explained in details…

10 Tips for Fishing Spring Creeks
Trout fishing advice

10 Tips for Fishing Spring Creeks

1 Spring creeks flow cold I love fishing for trout in spring creeks, their flow is usually very consistent. So is the water temperatures. Even on the hottest of summer days spring creeks often remain cool enough for trout to feed. It should come at no surprise that trout really thrive in cold, stable streams…

Braided Rivers flow where they want
Trout fishing advice

How to catch trout in braided rivers

Braided river have a place close to my life, they are where I caught my first trout and salmon. They are an ever changing network of interconnecting branches and channels. At the whims of the floods the channels change. A deep pool one year could be gone the next, channels split only to merge again….

Trout fishing advice

How to carry a fly rod while hiking.

If I plan on walking for several hours, I will dismantle my rod and store it inside a carry case. Most fly rods come with one. I then strap the case securely to the side of my pack. Having good side straps, and a ‘water bottle holder’ usually holds a fly rod very securely in…

Does fly fishing catch more trout than spinning?
Trout fishing advice

Does fly fishing catch more trout than spinning?

A question many new trout fishermen ask: does fly fishing catch more trout than fishing with a spinning lure? The answer, like most things in fishing, depends on many variables. I been trout fishing most of my life, like many I started with a spinning rod, but at the start of my second season, I…


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Trout fishing advice

Catch more trout when travelling.

Heading away on a trout fishing holiday, or want to get in a little trout fishing while travelling. This guide looks at ways to help improve your trout fishing success. Sleep close to the fishing When heading away for a fishing weekend or longer trip, make sure you stay as close to your fishing area…