Saturday Shoutout / Mr. Brownliner & Swinging for Trout – MidCurrent

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Carp slurping on the surface. Photo Louis Cahill

This week’s Saturday Shoutout we showcase Lee Terkel’s blog, Adventures in Brown Lining and a great fly fishing techniques article from John Likakis on MidCurrent about swinging flies for trout. The carp piece got me giddy about making a trip for carp on my home waters and Likakis’s swinging article taught me some tricks I need to use in my own fishing. Check them out and may all of you have a grand weekend. Thanks for tuning into Gink & Gasoline.

Adventures in Brown Lining


I had the pleasure of meeting Lee Terkel at this year’s IFTD show in Las Vegas and I was blown away with his enthusiasm and kindness. Lee’s been writing Adventures in Brown Lining since 2010, and his love of fly fishing and genuine personality comes across on his blog. Check out more of his carp fishing posts and other fly fishing content at: Adventures in Brown Lining

Swinging Flies for Trout – MidCurrent


Are you wanting to read some great tips on effectively swinging flies for trout and other species? I stumbled upon this great article on MidCurrent, written by John Likakis, titled Beyond the Swing. If you take the time to read this information packed piece, there’s no doubt you’re going to learn some tricks to greatly increase your fish catches while swinging flies. Swinging Flies for Trout

Keep it Reel,

Kent Klewein
Gink & Gasoline
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One thought on “Saturday Shoutout / Mr. Brownliner & Swinging for Trout – MidCurrent

  1. Great piece, Kent. Thanks for pointing it out. We have a member of my TU chapter who swings soft-hackle wet flies almost exclusively and with a lot of success. I also find it is fun getting a tug on the swing.

    I notice that newbies tend to quickly zip their fly upstream after they feel they have completed the drift. I find on our Tailwater that letting the fly swing and working it back and forth as described in the article is effective, as are short strips upstream before lifting the fly out of the water. I vary my methods to see what works best on a given day. Also, when I am ready to place my fly back upstream, I find a gentle or slow lift to start the cast acts as a Leisenring lift of sorts and often teases a take.

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