New Video: “Splitting the Uprights”

It’s a cool day. The daytime high is +12C with rain showers and wind that eventually picked up to 100kmh. We start the day on the inside of a fast run with two dark “smudges” holding to rocks. These “smudges” are brown trout in colder water, less active as the light mayfly hatch has yet to begin and, being early in the season, there are no terrestrials about. The trouble is the two fish are only going to take a nymph and that they are less than a rod length from one another. Getting the cast flies high enough upstream to allow the nymph to sink deep enough to get the lower fish’s attention while not spooking the upper fish nor inducing a downstream take from it is the issue. We wanted to try to take both fish. The discussion centers about that goal.

2 thoughts on “New Video: “Splitting the Uprights”

  • December 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Impressive fish! thank you for showing and explaining the Objective of catching both fish before you start casting. Then explaining the tactics along the way, especially the pre-planing for when you actually hooked the first fish so as to not spook the second fish. I am sure it doesn’t always work to plan but with out a plan you would have very little if any chance of catching two fish holding so close together. Great to watch, thank you.


    • December 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      glad you enjoyed it and than you for the feedback. 🙂 It helps with future videos. Cheers


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