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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Tuckin’ for Trout

Here’s one more tool for your trouting toolbox. Take a look at these short videos and give the tuck cast a try. It basically kicks your flies back toward you a bit at the end of your cast. They shoot straight down toward the water at a faster speed and sink quicker.

Winter rains are starting and our streams should finally get larger, faster, and colder. Trout will hug the bottom and won’t move as far for a meal, so you have to deliver your bug right to their lips.  The tuck cast is your winter trout Uber and will get you more strikes.

First is our Orvis buddy, Pete, and his simple explanation and demo:


Next is Carl McNeil. His colored line really shows the tuck cast in action:


For anyone who wants to overdose on tuck cast details, dive in deep with Dominic on his Troutbitten essay here:


We hope the tuck cast brings you more luck during the challenging winter season. Get down to those fish, detect their subtle strikes, and enjoy some great afternoons astream. Stop in one of our UO shops or give us a call if we can help you further. Good luck tuckin’ it in for trout.

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