Guide Gossip #8: Rod up or rod down?

The idea behind these Guide Gossip articles is to help you along your journey and allow you to understand your style and why you do what you do. Some anglers just fish a certain way because it feels good, or you have seen it before, maybe a guide told you to do so. This may help you expedite understanding of what fishing a “soft rod” means and or why you might choose to fish this way.

Hatches: Spotted Sedge

Spotted sedge (Hydropsyche), with at least 25 sub-species in the West, as well as Midwestern and Eastern counterparts (all very similar), could be considered one of the most important, if not the most important, insect to practitioners of trout spey and swinging wetflies.

Episode 46 – Matthew DeLorme This week I got the chance to talk to Matthew DeLorme. We talk fishing with family, learning languages, photographing for Trek, woodcuts and printmaking, entomology, cutthroat, and peanut butter offerings to our overlords. … Become a member of Swing the Fly To read this article and receive other special member-only benefits, including the Anthology […]