Originally Posted by mryan2176
I have never caught a smallie on a dry fly, mainly because i really never try it. I usually throw something big and fuzzy, with enough weight to get down in the deepest holes.
Here's something you can try, based on the Huron river anglers I mentioned earlier. They swear by Chernobyl Ants for those smallies up there. Maybe tie one on and a stonefly nymph on a dropper. A hopper/dropper rig would be very similar.