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Old 09-27-2013, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Wet or Dry

I have spent a whole lot of time fishing small mountain brooks in PA and every other state where I have fished. I do very much love to creep along up the streamside sometimes on hands & knees to get position so that I can throw a dry using my 3 wt. bamboo flea rod but......................

Just because a stream is small doesn't mean you can't fish it like a river. I found that especially after some rain has raised the flow a bit, or during a rain, that fishing downstream using a feather wing streamer will produce some surprising results.

You work the head water of each run staying low and tossing across and allowing the current to swing the streamer across the current. Pay special attention to undercuts and other structure because often times that is where you will draw out that fish that you never thought would be there. Even the streams that seemed to have only brook trout produced some rather large browns way up toward the headwaters. Te browns were always where I stated, under the bank, near the logjam, or between those two large flat boulders.

Seeing the fish take the dry is a treat but feeling the solid thump on the end of a tight line while swinging a streamer is the real addiction for me.

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