Here’s another great how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, addresses a topic that has become quite contentious on the Interwebs in recent years: How to go about finding new places to cast a fly. Every day on Facebook, you can see folks asking for advice on where to go. HFF says, “Stop asking and figure it out for yourself.” But he doesn’t stop there; he goes on to suggest several good methods for finding spots of your own. The one caveat is that you must be willing to fail, to drive and or hike to a spot that simply doesn’t pan out. That’s where the real spirit of adventure comes into play.
One resource Ben doesn’t mention, but you should know about, are the Orvis Fly Fishing Reports and Conditions page. It will help you avoid heading for a piece of water that might be blown out, for instance.