Winter Program 2018

Jason Randall
Feb. 17th 2018
Great Plains Nature Center
Ticket Price: $25

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Doors Open At 8:00 AM
Presentation 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jason Randall has been an outdoor writer for the last twelve years with feature articles appearing regularly in American Angler, as well as Fly Fisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing and many other outdoor magazines. He is a veterinarian certified in fish health and medicine. He is also a member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association and the Society for Freshwater Science.

His first book, ‘Moving Water: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Currents’ was released in 2012 by Stackpole/Headwater books. It studies the effect of current on trout, their prey species and presentation, where vertical layers of current create drag and requires adjustments to improve nymph fishing success.

His second book ‘Feeding Time: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to What, Where and When Trout Eat’, was released in August of 2013. It focuses on matching your fishing strategies to the trout’s feeding strategies, especially when targeting large trout.

In 2014, the third book in the ‘Fly Fisher’s Guide’ trilogy was released- ‘Trout Sense; A Fly Fisher’s Guide to What Trout See, Hear and Smell’, which offers anglers an opportunity to know more about the quarry they seek.

In April, 2017, Jason’s forth book, ‘Nymph Masters: Fly Fishing Secrets from Expert Anglers’, was released from Stackpole/ Headwaters Books. Combining secrets, tips and hints from some of the top nymph fishermen in the sport, Nymph Masters thoroughly studies all aspects of nymph fishing.

Each year, Jason appears and presents at shows and events throughout the North America including; Arkansas, Denver, Seattle, Allenberry, Pa, Somerset, NJ, Lancaster, Pa, Memphis, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Winston Salem, NC, Philadelphia, PA, California, Michigan, Massachusetts and Illinois.

Planned Program For The Day

Advanced Nymph Fishing Tactics

From long line (French and Spanish) methods to short line Czech/ Polish styles, nymph fishing sure has changed lately. New Contact Techniques focus on getting the flies to the strike zone and improving strike detection, but do you know when and how to use each method? This one hour program not only discuses when, where and how to use contact techniques, but also offers improved strategies for floatation style strike indicators.

Where Trout Are

Fish go to feeding lies to eat. Identify feeding lanes and food distribution in the river to locate trout feeding lies in all types of water. Pick out high confidence lies where trout are approachable for short line techniques and spot prime lies to target the largest fish. This interactive presentation will help locate trout.

What Trout See

What fish see and the way they see it impacts not only fly design and construction but also presentation tactics. Using the concept of search image we can better understand how trout decide what to eat. What information can we glean from near and close refusals? Do trout really see Ultraviolet light? Come and find out.

When All Else Fails: Catching Fish When Fishing’s Tough

We all like to fish on days when myriads of insects lift from the water and trout rise to our dry flies, but those days are not as common as those days when we have to work hard for every fish. When fishing’s great but catching is slow, we need methods and tactics that give us the best chance at a few fish in the net. This program covers finding trout, searching flies and prospecting methods as well as finesse tactics and strategies for heavily pressured trout.

Old School Wet Flies

Often overlooked, wet flies often give the angler an opportunity to catch reluctant trout that need a little enticement in the form of movement and animation. Wet flies are ideal searching patterns when trout are difficult.

He is also going to bring the new Temple Fork Drift Fly Rod Rod and talk about rod design.

There will be books available to purchase with part of the proceeds going to the Flatland Fly Fishers.  Jason will be doing a book signing at the end of the program.

If you want to learn more about Jason you can visit his website listed below.

Jason Randall