“Two Hand Trout” – by Rick Matney

Great write up from Rick Matney, Echo Fly Fishing pro on ‘Two Hand Trout’. We have had the pleasure of fishing with Rick a few times and every trip has been a fantastic voyage.



You hear it all the time; “the tug is the drug”. As a Steelhead junkie I get it, but lets be honest: not everyone has patience or location to experience it first hand. Living in Montana limits my opportunity to chase Steelhead to a handful of trips per year. So what’s a Steelhead junkie to do?


Through years of trial and error, I’ve found that both brown and rainbow trout are very willing to eat a swung fly. Early on, I quickly figured out that catching a 16” trout on a 14′ 8wt was not particularly exciting. Thankfully, technology has progressed to the point where it’s not uncommon to find 3, 4, and 5 weight spey rods with matching lines at your local fly shop.

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