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Old 05-13-2013, 05:22 PM
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I am fairly new to fly fishing and I have had my share of successes but I was a little puzzled today. I live near some very good Eastern US trout streams and being a college student, I try to get out every day I can in between work. I have seen some very good hatches so far this year and have had a lot of luck with some Para Adams, Duns, Cahills, etc. This morning I was nymphing, and although I had absolutely no surface action, the fish were crushing my strike indicator but it seemed that any dry fly I tried (especially ones I have had great success with on that stream) didn't get any action. I have never seen fish hit my indicator in the volume like they did today but not be feeding on the surface? What is the reason? Was it just curiosity? If not, any suggestions on flies? Thanks in advance.
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Are these freshly stocked trout?
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Are these freshly stocked trout?
Not freshly but yes stocked.
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What type of indicator were you using? Welcome to the forum BTW!!
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Default Re: New here and I have a question....!

You could try a dry about the size of your indicator Perhaps a large caddis or stimulator pattern that is light in color, or a foam hopper and tie your nymph off the back of it. If you tie you could just attach some white foam onto a hook, if you don't see if you can superglue a hook onto the bottom of the indicator. Just be sure to tie onto the hook.
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I used to have this happen with white bio-strike on hatchery supported and delayed harvest streams. Now I only use a 10 or 12 dry fly as an indicator. Maybe a foam beetle would work well also.

I was late.........I like william's answer better than mine.....
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You could try a dry about the size of your indicator Perhaps a large caddis or stimulator pattern that is light in color, or a foam hopper and tie your nymph off the back of it. If you tie you could just attach some white foam onto a hook, if you don't see if you can superglue a hook onto the bottom of the indicator. Just be sure to tie onto the hook.
I tried the Caddis and Stimulator but didn't have any foam hoppers on hand. The hook to indicator is very intriguing though. I might give it a shot. The wild waters here in NC are much better to fish with Dries.
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I tried the Caddis and Stimulator but didn't have any foam hoppers on hand. The hook to indicator is very intriguing though. I might give it a shot. The wild waters here in NC are much better to fish with Dries.
It gets even better in October and November!!!!
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It gets even better in October and November!!!!
I cannot wait! I got out of the military in December and learned to fly fish on the coast while I was in. I grew up in WNC but always used spinning gear, so I was very eager to get back and get back on the streams again. Now I am severely addicted. Do they have a support group for that?
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