Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little and Eastern BWOs)
2. Little Yellow Quills
3. Little Yellow Stoneflies
4. Slate Drakes
5. Needle Stoneflies
6. Mahogany Duns
Most available/ Other types of food:
7. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
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Fly Presentation - Part 6
If the indicator stops, begins to sink, or moves abruptly, set the hook. You can allow the indicator
and fly to go downstream below you until the line tightens. Cover the area within your reach and
then move upstream a few feet and repeat the process
Presenting Nymphs or Larvae Imitations near the Bottom - Up and Across Current
without Strike Indicator:
This method requires a weighted fly or leader, depending on the deep and current, sufficient to
keep the fly down near the bottom. It is used for presentations that requires the fly remain near or
bouncing on the bottom throughout the drift.
Cast up stream and across at about 45 to 60 degrees. The cast should be very shot, 12 to 15 feet
including the leader. Mend the line as soon as the fly land on the water in such a manner as to
place the line and leader upstream from the fly. Now raise the tip of the rod up until there is no
slack in the line or leader and follow the fly downstream by swinging the rod tip and keeping it
directly above the point the leader enters the water.
When the fly passes your position, lower the tip of the rod in order that the fly continues moving
downstream staying near the bottom. Watch the leader at the point it enters the water for any
unusual movement, twitch or tightening of the line that might indicate a strike. Set the hook
immediately if you think a fish has taken the fly. This is the tight line method whereas you have no
slack line between you and the fly and you are strictly depending on your eyes and feel to detect a
strike. After you have covered the water within reach, move a few feet upstream and continue the
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Presenting Nymphs or Larvae Imitations near
the Bottom - Up and Across Current with Strike
This method requires a weighted fly or leader,
depending on the amount of current and depth,
sufficient to keep the fly bouncing on or near the
bottom. It is used for presentations that require the
fly to remain near or bouncing on the bottom
throughout the drift.
Place the indicator on the leader above the fly
approximately one and one-half times the depth of
the water. This exact distance should vary
depending on the amount of current. The stronger
the current, the longer the length between the
indicator and the fly.
Cast upstream and across at about 45 to 60
degrees and mend the line as necessary as soon as
possible. A medium length cast is usually sufficient.
You want to think of the indicator as if it were a dry
fly, not allowing any drag.
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