Laying the Smack Down

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Laying the Smack Down with Your Terrestrials

Sometimes you just have to lay the smack down on the water with your terrestrial fly patterns during the summer months to entice fish to eat.

This trophy rainbow trout turned on our flies repeated times only to veer off at the last second. I changed flies and rigs multiple times and then this trout completely shut down on us. It wouldn’t budge even when the fly drifted the perfect line over the fish.

I was about to give up when I told my client to scoot up a few feet closer and smack his dry fly down hard on the water right on the trout’s nose. He did so, and this big hen came up with no hesitation and inhaled his fly. It was a really cool fly fishing experience and my client was thrilled. Next time this summer you spot a trout and a regular drift doesn’t get the job done, try laying the smack down with your fly to imitate a bug flying into the water. Often it’s like ringing the dinner bell for trout.

Check out this video link below of some epic terrestrial fishing on my home water, shot by Bent Rod Media. The giant fish at the end required a “Smack Down” to entice it to eat.

Keep it Reel,

Kent Klewein
Gink & Gasoline


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4 thoughts on “Laying the Smack Down

    • Justin,

      That’s funny stuff man. My pals (Ryan Dunne, Dave Grossman and Murphy Kane) did a great job that trip documenting what the terrestrial fishing is like on one of my home waters. Water was so low when that was shot. I think it’s going to be even better this year with a little more water. Fish won’t be so spooky.


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