Ken Lucianin has been a fisherman since his early 20s. If you ask Ken what fishing means to him, he’ll probably tell you that it’s a way of life. Ken Lucianin’s favorite method of fishing is fly fishing. It’s a method in which an artificial fly is used to catch a fish.
So, Ken Lucianin has been holding a stick and a hook for many, many years now and a lot of
his friends became “addicted” to fishing because of him.
Here are some tips Ken would like you to know when it comes to fly fishing:
- Try to get yourself a quality pair of polarized sunglasses because they remove the
glare caused by sun. With good polarized sunglasses it is easier to spot a fish.
- If you want to learn how to spot a fish, and you probably do, then the middle part of
the day, when there is little glare on the water, is when you want to go fishing. It will
help you understand fish movements or feeding habits.
- Try not to spook the fish. It is recommended not to stomp the feet when you walk.
You should always walk slowly and gently, even squatting and crawling is sometimes
- It is not an easy job to spot a fish. For example, trout has an amazing ability to blend
in with its surrounding, but, here’s a trick you should be using regularly: look for its
- As already mentioned, spotting fish isn’t easy and there will be more occasions that
you won’t be able to spot one. Here we come to another important thing you should
know: learn how to ‘read’ a river!
All streams and rivers basically have the same sections and also share some common
traits. Slow water can be broken down into pools, slicks, and eddies and fast water can
be broken down into rapids, riffles, and pocket water. Slower current is something that
fish prefer because it helps them preserve precious energy.
Head of the pool: At the end of a rapid or riffle, and riffles being just shallow rapids,
there’s a transition area known as the head of the pool. The water rushes down the
rapid area and hits a deepening stream bottom that might also widen and slow the
current. Then, tumbling water becomes quieter and enters the pool. In this area you
can find fish which are eating bottom-dwelling nymphs or catching drowned insects.
Shelf: When you move downstream form the head of the pool you come across an area
that may be shallow on the bank. It is called the ‘shelf’. You will be able to see a
distinct line between the fast and the slow shelf’s current. If you’re looking for fish
here, try the slower current or the outer seam where the two currents meet.
Tailout: The area where the pool empties into the next rapid or riffle. It can be also
referred to as the ‘tail’ of the pool. The tail is shallow and is not good for fishing
- Fishing streamers get you started catching fish. If you wish to improve your streamer
fishing then you should use a big rod – 5-7 weight – and big flies. When you toss out
your streamer, it should be above the general area where fish hold against the bank.Then, you let the fly sink for just a moment and then strip in the line, but you want to
make sure to vary the rate of speed and number of stops. Everything you do needs to
seem natural for trout to strike.
Fishing is a way of life. Be persistent, devoted and you don’t have to worry about anything.