Author: Dick Smith

Fly fishing for carp

(Editor’s note: Dick Smith is a long-time board member of SWMTU and avid fisherman. This article first appeared in Trout Talk.) By Dick Smith The carp come onto the long flat to feed and the smallmouths shadow them. Sometimes there…

Fly fishing for pike

(Editor’s note: Dick Smith is a long-time board member of SWMTU and avid fisherman. This article first appeared in Trout Talk.) By Dick Smith The Grand River is famous for its big pike, but they are generally caught by accident…

Fly fishing for smallmouth bass

(Editor’s note: Dick Smith is a long-time board member of SWMTU and avid fisherman. This article first appeared in Trout Talk.) By Dick Smith In the second summer of their lives, when they are about 5 or 6 inches long,…

Floating soft hackles

(Editor’s note: Dick Smith is a long-time board member of SWMTU and avid fisherman. This article first appeared in Trout Talk.) By Dick Smith My friend Evert VanderWal spent a lot of the first summer after he retired fishing the…

Nymph fishing for steelhead

(Editor’s note: Dick Smith is a long-time board member of SWMTU and avid fisherman. This article first appeared in Trout Talk.) By Dick Smith The farther upstream steelhead go, the more likely it is that small flies will be needed…