Why Fish Bait Finesse Trout

Seriously, Bait Finesse Trout! Why do it?

Speaking openly, my attraction to bait finesse fishing lies in the genuine simplistic nature involving one rod, one reel, one line and one box of lures. Let me break it down why I do it and why I am becoming fanatical about it...

Video - Fun with Float and Fly 2

Fun with Float and Fly 2 from Dirty Angler on Vimeo.

On this day 46 fish were fooled by float and fly including a 20" smallmouth. Foxy Coyote Copper fly performed flawlessly as usual and Copper Princess fly showed great promise. The wind was variable all day from very light to almost...

Video - Fun with Float and Fly

Float and Fly on Foot from Dirty Angler on Vimeo.

Many days float and fly is hard to beat. On this day spring I landed 27 fish all on float and fly. The landing ratio is really...

Bait Finesse Trout with Bottom Knock Lures


Knock Knock! Who's There? Trout...Trout Who?

This could be one of the most exciting discoveries I've ever made in fishing. You won't read about it anywhere. No one has stood up and claimed anything of this sort. It might just be too...

BFS is no BS


As I ponder the title of my personal blog I can't help wonder if I should have named it "The Alternative Angler." My blog started as The Tormented Angler Chronicles which soon shortened to Tormented Angler. Today it has evolved into Dirty Angler.

Why Dirty Angler...