Authors Posts by Derek Olthuis

Derek Olthuis

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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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Don’t Sleep on Winter Fishing

https://vimeo.com/241587544 For some, late Fall and Winter means putting away the fly rod for a few months to wait for fairer weather, but for others, the...