Trout on a Stick [Video]

A good friend of mine here in Utah, Chris Jenson, is one of the best anglers I know. The man fishes circles around me on the river, and he has a passion for trout I rarely see in other folks.

He’s also an artist, and that artistry shows through in the fly fishing videos he produces on YouTube.

A year ago, he blew my mind when he posted this video to his channel.

Chris fashioned a fly rod from a stick, a bit of thread, and a single guide, then proceeded to catch fish on it from one of Utah’s more finicky wild trout waters.

If that’s not awesome, I don’t know what is.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen other anglers do in order to catch fish? Let us know in the comments below.

Posted in:Just For Fun

Spencer Durrant

Spencer is a fly fishing writer from Utah and author of the soon-to-be-published YA novel, “Learning to Fly.” He’s a regular columnist for the Standard-Examiner, where he authors the monthly Trout Bum column, in addition to writing the Cutthroat Chronicles for Fishwest. His writing has appeared in Hatch Magazine, On The Fly Magazine, The Orvis Fly Fishing Blog, and KSL.com. If he’s not on the river, he’s at home tying flies or writing. Connect with him on Twitter or Instagram @Spencer_Durrant.

2 comments on “Trout on a Stick [Video]

  1. On a Scout hike in Southern California, we stopped for lunch near a mountain stream with some nice pocket water. As the Scouts ate the lunches they brought, I wandered down to the bank of the stream. I scaverenged the shoreline & found a length of line and a piece that still had a hook attached. I searched for something to make the hook worth a look from a hungry trout. I finally gave in to a piece of meat from a Scout’s “Lunchable” and shaped it to cover the hook. Moving from pool to pool I hand cast to each pool and within a half hour caught 2 rainbow trout. They were 8 to 9 inches long and healthy. It was fun & the Scouts got a lesson on survival with a “Lunchable”!

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