Stillwater Fly Fishing Secrets - Hal Janssen

“Since the inception of fly-fishing centuries ago, Stillwater has always been viewed as the backseat of the sport. The allure, glamour, and challenges of dry fly-fishing on rivers and streams have been the primary steering wheel directing anglers’ thoughts and fly-fishing literature. With the popularity of fly-fishing today and the pressure exerted by the large number of anglers on the trout streams of the world, many fly-fishermen have turned their thoughts to the challenge of Stillwater, where quality fly-fishing still exists, uncrowded in peace and serenity.”

-Stillwater, Fly-Fishing Secrets by Hal W. Janssen

Learning to fly fish a lake can be like sitting down at a 10,000 piece puzzle, one lake can take two lifetimes to learn.  Listen in as the Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame inductee, Hal Janssen, breaks down his life in the fly fishing world as well as his amazing book which contains fishing secrets that every angler should know before hitting his or hers local stillwater. Hal’s book includes successful techniques, 48 fly patterns, diagrams, knot tying instructions and much more.

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