Join Fly Fusion Magazine Editors Derek Bird and Jim McLennan for season three of the wildly popular Fly Fusion Series as they explore the prairies and East slope of the Rocky Mountains. Confronted by back-country closures and wildfires the hosts embrace mounting challenges and find themselves lost, but in the right direction, while exploring new and familiar water for willing trout.
The latest episode, “Treasure Hunters”, from the Fly Fusion Series has just been released! In this first episode Fly Fusion Magazine editors Derek Bird and Jim McLennan pursue some of the west’s most treasured trout – Bow River rainbows. For Jim this is his home water. He’s fished and guided on the river for a good portion of his life, so he makes the task of locating large trout look effortless. Derek, on the other hand, ends up botching a few takes before finding himself in step with the river’s cadence.
RIO – The eleventh episode of this season’s How To series is “How To Set Up For A Bonefish Trip”, presented by Simon Gawesworth. In this film Simon talks about all the gear you will need to take with you on a bonefishing trip – from rod to fly and the most essential accessories.
If you are going on your first bonefish trip, and are unsure what to take with you, this film will make sure you leave with the right stuff, and not find yourself short when on the water.
RIO–The tenth episode of this season’s How To series is “How To Fish Sinking Lines in a lake”, presented by RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth. On bright, sunny days trout usually go deeper in the water column, and anglers need to fish a sinking line to get their flies closer to the fish. Fishing sinking lines require very different skills to when fishing floating line, and in this film Simon talks about “fishing the hang”, the importance of “counting the depth”, and shows an incredibly fast and efficient way to change sinking lines when out on the water.
If you are new, or relatively inexperienced at fly fishing in a lake and want to increase your skills to help you catch fish when they are deep, this film will ensure you have the skills to catch more fish, and maximize your day on the water.
RIO–The ninth episode of this season’s How To series is “How To Fish Out Of A Drift Boat”, presented by RIO Ambassador Rob Parkins. In this film Rob explains what a drift boat is, describes the main features of a drift boat, and runs through some basic tips for fishing out of one. Rob’s tips include some key safety tips that are essential to know, as well as giving good advice on how best to fish in tandem with your partner – ensuring less tangles and maximizing effective fishing time.
If you are new, or relatively inexperienced at fly fishing out of a drift boat, this film will give you some great knowledge and confidence, and help you make the most of this fantastic style of fishing.
Size, shape and colour frequently factor into fly-pattern selection. However, there are additional elements that should be considered. Bob Reece’s department in the summer issue of Fly Fusion discusses the wisdom of having translucency and vulnerability represented in your fly box. Among the flies recommended in the article is the Colby Crossland’s Klink Hopper. Pick up a copy of the summer issue of Fly Fusion Magazine on newsstands, in fly shops and available through subscription. Thanks to Bob Reece for article and tying vid!
RIO–The eighth episode of this second season of RIO’s How To videos is “How To Drift A Soft Hackle” – presented by RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth. In this film Simon explains the subtleties and nuances of this technique of dead drifting a soft hackle to a rising trout. Simon also shows how to rig the perfect outfit for fishing this style – including the crazy, but excellent “Slinky Indicator”.
RIO–The seventh episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series is “How To Fish The Upstream Dry Fly”, and features RIO ambassador Rob Parkins. In this film Rob explains the advantages of fishing a dry fly upstream, and talks about the correct angles to cast the fly so as to reduce drag and not spook fish. Rob also explains the importance of keeping a tight line when fishing this way, and ends the film by catching a beautiful brown trout.