Small stream fly fishing – Skating dry flies in Log Jams is a very successful method of fly fishing on small streams. This is tutorial on how to do just that! One of the single best fly fishing techniques that I know of is skating dry flies into log jams. Brook trout love to hide in heavy cover, such as log jams, sweepers and overhangs on the banks of streams. Using nymphs to fly fish for these fish can result in many lost flies. Try skating your dry fly straight into log jams as demonstrated in this video.
The Green Drake is one of the largest mayflies to hatch in Ontario. Its habitat range is minimal due to pollution in our waterways. Fly fishers anticipate this hatch as fish are very willing to come to the surface for these meaty treats.
Kurtis Robinson shows us how to use this highly effective method of nymphing. Keeping your line short and your rod tip high in the air are key factors in successful high stick nymphing. Heavy nymphs are usually a necessity when using this method. Drifts are short, and the fly needs to get down deep very quickly.