Authors Posts by Derek Olthuis

Derek Olthuis

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Five Overlooked Pieces of Water

As anglers we want to make the most of our time on the water, this often means we target only prime water and hurry by the rest. Although this is obviously a wise strategy we frequently dismiss certain pieces of water as secondary and move past them when given specific hatches or conditions they might actually be the water...

Arctic Obsessions

Perhaps the best part about fly fishing is the variety found within the sport. As an angler, you can chase small trout in a high mountain stream casting dry flies to rising fish or throw massive poppers to angry GT's in the salt. For me, the aspect that drives me is using fly fishing as a vehicle to search...

Oncorhynchus mykiss: The Rainbow Trout

If you didn’t know now is as good a time as any to find out, I am a habitual nerd. Admittedly the library is one of my favorite places to go and read, most scientific research about trout… So in the course of doing so, I picked up a book written by William F. and John W. Sigler. So here...

Parking Lot Riggers!

How often have you pulled into a popular fishing spot and seen people rigging up in the parking lot? We are not talking about pulling on your waders or lacing up your boots, we are talking about choosing what to fish and getting set up before you have ever looked at the water. This is a huge error that...

Trout Academy: How to Cast a Fly Rod

Casting is the foundation for all fly fishermen and is oftentimes the most intimidating part of the sport. Casting shouldn't be an overly complicated process if the basic principles are followed. In this post, we will break casting down into its most simplistic form. The Casting Stroke can be broken down into a few basic movements that adhere to principle...

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8 Tips: Bonefish On The Fly

8 Tips for increasing your chances of catching bonefish on the fly. From our recent trip fly fishing in Belize.