Outdoor writer and trout fly fishing expert Jason Randall will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, February 17, 7 p.m. meeting of the Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited where he will discuss â€śWhere Trout Are.â€ť The presentation will focus on how to identify feeding lanes and food distribution in rivers to help locate trout feeding lies in all types of water. Information from Jasonâ€™s interactive presentation will help fishermen pick out high-confidence lies where trout are approachable for short-line techniques and spot prime lies to target the largest fish. The meeting location and driving directions can be found on the Oak Brook Trout Unlimited website: obtu.org.
Jason Randall, a resident of Woodstock, Illinois, 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. 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 Fisherâ€™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 Fisherâ€™s Guide to What, Where and When Trout Eat, was released in August of 2013. It focuses on matching your fishing strategies to the troutâ€™s feeding strategies, especially when targeting large trout.
In 2014, the third book in the Fly Fisherâ€™s Guide trilogy was released. Titled Trout Sense; A Fly Fisherâ€™s Guide to What Trout See, Hear and Smell, it offers anglers an opportunity to know more about the quarry they seek.
In January 2017, Jasonâ€™s fourth book will be released from Stackpole/ Headwaters Books on Advanced Nymph Fishing techniques and as yet is still untitled.