Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario
Specific to trout. Well, I prefer the swing and 90%+ of the time on the river I am swinging a 2 Handed Rod. But my wife in the river prefers nymphing for trout until the trout rise, which she then changes to a dry-fly. So the world is composed of many.
I have nymph for trout, smallmouth bass and steelhead. I have also CP for trout and steelhead, and I am thankful for learning new techniques et cetera, but my focus for fishing is in order of preference ...
* Swinging for steelhead (winter and late fall is too cold for my wife)
* Swinging for trout
Our local water is smallmouth bass and pike, with a diverse layout of rivers, rapids, waterfalls and lakes. This gives me the opportunity to adapt and change, and the ability to be on the water 15 minutes after I leave the house or work.