How to Fish a ‘Shoreline Bucket’: Trout Fly Fishing 101

What’s a shoreline bucket, and what makes it such a prime lie for trout? This brief explainer reels it in.

Catch and release or catch and fry? Whatever your preference, this video from Jensen Fly Fishing is a river guide to fly fishing shoreline buckets and tells us why they yield such grade-A rainbow trout.

According to the amiable guide, Amelia, the small habitats contain all the conditions big, healthy fish need: reliable sources of food, safe resting zones, overhead cover, and a steady, oxygen-dense current.

For concise, expert tips about locating and taking full advantage of buckets, just press play.

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.


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