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Old 10-24-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Old dogs and new tricks - classic wet flies fished dry

One of my favorite trout techniques with a fly rod is swinging a brace of wet flies. Once I've let the flies swing to the end of the drift, I hold them in the current and let the top fly dance on the surface while the other one bobs just below the surface behind it. This will trigger strikes from fish that were contemplating eating the bugs, but didn't take on the swing. The nice thing too - is that they tend to set the hooks themselves when they grab the fly. All you have to do is hold on.

Soft hackle wets have to be the most versatile flies around, and swinging wet flies is second only to catching fish on top with dry flies in my book.
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