Leader BreakDown Contributed by Matt Gray, a retired inventor and life-long fly fisherman, who now devotes obscene amounts of time to mathematical analysis and design of leaders for competitive fly fishing. RIVERS/STREAMS Competitive fly fishermen spend the majority of their time fishing nymphs at or near the bottom – the method that has proven to […]
Lake flies have a flavor all their own. Since an array of Fly Lines do most of the sinking work lake flies will be tied without. One can immerse themselves in a long hallowed tradition of Lake Patterns, but often for the comp angler the same principal found in river patterns remains: KISS.
Many competitors will say that “flies don’t matter”… but then why do so many competitors carry so many flies? Fly choice and design have a huge impact on the game. Many competition patterns are very easy to tie but are constructed with elements to full fill a mission such as induced sink rate or reaction […]
Joey Walraven logged his first competition in November of 2011, but in the short time span since then has become the most prolific competitive angler on American record. Racking up 40 competitions and counting as of this interview and rising to TroutLegend Top5 status Walraven is a force to be reckoned with in the SouthEast […]
Ken Crane has taken the NorthEast competitive scene by storm in the last 2 years. Not only has he become one of the premier Event Organizers in the region, staging some of the largest Silver Level events the League has seen yet, but with a string of great finishes is bouncing around the top 5, […]
There is a new breed of competitive fly fisherman showing up in North America with the proliferation of TroutLegend regional teams. Youth competitors with a dedicated lust for the sport almost unheard of before, and among them, the young gun from Georgia Gabriel Wittosch is leading the way. Wittosch has an impressive record in 2012 […]