Thu, 8 October 2020
I get frequent questions on targeting introduced Pacific salmon in the Great Lakes region, so I invited an expert [interview starts at 33:13] to give us guidance on where and when to fish for them, tackle to use, and recommended flies. Trent Jackson, fishing manager of Orvis Grand Rapids, is a lifelong Michigan resident and has been fishing for Great Lakes salmon and steelhead his entire life. He gives us a great overview of this fishery, and is a great example of the rich talent we offer in our retail stores.
In the Fly Box this week, we have a number of perceptive questions and suggestions from listeners, including:
Why do I have trouble hooking trout with a 10-foot, 3-weight rod when using unweighted flies?
If I have a limited budget, should I spend more money on my waders or wading shoes?
Why did brook trout inhale my streamer one day and only chase it the next?
Once a running fish is on the reel, should I take my fingers off the line?
When you talk about a 9-foot leader, is the tippet included in that length? And should I tie a new tippet directly to my leader without modification?