Big Trout and Your Little Rod

Hey you.  Yes, you.  I see you standing there in the stream, casting to a big ass trout.  With your little rod in your hand.  You keep breaking off on bigger fish rising in the current, but you can’t figure out why.

You went to the stream today thinking you would challenge yourself by taking your 2 weight rod.  Except it’s not a challenge, it’s a recipe for a zero fish day.

It’s no myth that small stream fishing with a 2 or 3 weight rod is a hell of a lot of fun.  I do it all the time.  Small to medium sized fish are fun with a little rod.  Small stream, short casts, and bush whacking all come to mind when I think about taking my 2 or 3 weight.

But you’re an aspiring trout master, which means you not only want to catch a lot of trout…  you want to catch BIG trout.   Trophy trout.  And a lot of them.

If you’ve made it to the stage where you’ve caught a lot of trout in one day, congrats.  You’re not alone, and you likely are now asking yourself “How can I catch a lot of BIG trout?”.

For starters, you need a bigger rod.  There, I said it.

A general rule of thumb is that the bigger fish you expect to catch, the bigger the rod you’re going to need.  Not every big fish will fight like hell, but most of them will…

A good 5 weight 9 foot rod will serve you well in most situations.  I tell all beginners to start with a 5 weight rod.  You can catch small, medium, and larger trout with a 5 weight.  It’ll also help you cast in windy conditions.

AND you can throw streamers with a 5 weight rod, making it a deadly weapon of mass destruction.  You need one in your arsenal.

And big trout like big meals.  Streamers represent bait fish and leeches.  Additionally, ripping streamers usually involves an aggressive take, adding to the excitement.

If you’re like me, you’ve made these mistakes and more.  But you don’t have to make these mistakes, because we’re here to help you learn the tricks of the trade.

If you want to catch trophy trout on a fly rod, your opportunity is NOW.  Learn the tricks of the trade with guides who know how to put a big bend in your rod, and a bigger smile on your face.

The big trout are getting hungry as the days get longer and the snow begins to melt.  And they’re taunting you from the depths, daring you to try to catch them…

Trout mastery awaits you.

Book your spot on an Epic Fly Fishing trip in beautiful Colorado HERE.

Tight Lines,

-Justin Hancock
CEO and Chief Angler