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Egg patterns for trout

Egg Patterns for Trout: Best Colors, Sizes, When, and How to Fish Them

Overall, I’d consider myself a little late to the egg game. When I first started fly fishing, Glo Bugs and Sucker Spawn seemed the rage, but using these flies often failed to consistently produce as many trout as I’d hoped, and quite honestly, I found that a good Prince Nymph or Pheasant Tail Nymph produced

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Strategies for Fishing Dry-Dropper and Tandem Fly Rigs

Strategies for Fishing Dry-Dropper and Tandem Fly Rigs

Dry dropper and tandem rigs are two popular methods of fly fishing, and while similar, they are not the same. Each has fundamental differences, and therefore requires slightly different techniques to be most effective. Dry-Dropper and Tandem Rigs Explained The simple description of a tandem fly rig is one fly tied to a tippet and

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Watch: Reading the Water, Color Changes and Seams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2OA1y9g5DA&t=150s In this video, Dark Skies Fly Fishing contributor Justin Leidy discusses the importance of color changes in riffles and runs and how to located the seams where fish are most likely to be feeding. To read more about nymphing this type of water, check out “Is it a Riffle or Run…and Does it Really

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