Re: What do you throw?
Dennis pretty much summed it up. Something else- observe. Watch people around you, look in the air around you. What's flying around the water, look at the water andwhat's coming up (hatchwise), what's in the shallows, where's the dropoffs, underwater currents, inlets. What's the surface temp, how deep is the water your fishing, what fish are you targeting?
Watch other fly fishers techniques. Stripping speed, countdowns, if in tubes or 'toons, are they trolling (shudder), casting and stripping, deep nymphing, wind drifting.
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