Ever wonder what it would be like to take a fishing trip with the country’s best anglers? Author Jason Randall fishes with fly fishing giants such as George Daniel, Landon Mayer, Lefty Kreh, Ed Jaworowski, Ed Engle, Gary Borger, and Joe Humphreys and shares their top nymphing techniques, flies, and tactics in his latest book “Nymph Masters: Fly Fishing Secrets From Expert Anglers.” The book is currently available on Amazon.com.
Jason will be our featured speaker at the October 17 membership meeting, at 7 p.m. at the Canterberry Room in the Oak Brook Recreation Center main building. Guests are welcome.
Jason covers everything from rigging flies, reading the water, casting, and fighting fish as he travels the United States, from Pennsylvania to Alaska, in his quest to learn the methods of the masters. He last spoke at an Oak Brook TU meeting in February 2017.
Jason Randall is a resident of Woodstock, Illinois and a member of the Lee Wulff TU Chapter. He has been an outdoor writer for the last 12 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 and 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. 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. Titled Trout Sense; A Fly Fisher’s Guide to What Trout See, Hear and Smell, it offers anglers an opportunity to know more about the quarry they seek.