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Old 02-11-2014, 07:10 PM
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This is just out of curiosity. What is your preferred method of fly fishing? Is it fly fishing with dries? Using nymphs? or perhaps streamers? My preferred methods have to be all topwater. In Wisconsin, I primarily will use dry flies for trout. I love catching them that way, nothing beats it. I will always currently rig up with a dry fly, unless something changes for me. I usually use nymphs if I'm getting skunked, and those don't work to well for me sometimes either. And as for warm water species, nothing beats using a popper.
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I don't really have a preferred method, I just like to fly fish and will let the river tell me what to do, I'll fish with nymphs, dries, emergers, wets and streamers.....what is happening on the river at that particular moment and I will rig up accordingly.

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Like Larry, I let the river tell me what to do. I'm not to proud to throw on a tiny nymph and some split shot if that's the only way to catch a fish. Sight fishing to carp has to be my absolute favorite though.

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I'll always prefer to fish a topwater, because I enjoy that the most. But as others said I'll go with whatever works. I admit I'm not proficient with dry flies, and more often would choose floating terrestrials over the classic style dry flies.

In order of preference for me, I would go with the topwater terrestrials first, then streamers, nymphs & other smaller sinking flies 3rd, then classic type dry flies last.
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I don't really have a preferred method, I just like to fly fish and will let the river tell me what to do, I'll fish with nymphs, dries, emergers, wets and streamers.....what is happening on the river at that particular moment and I will rig up accordingly.

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Cast of three wet flies, no indicator, fished up, across and/or down....

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What Larry said.
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As mcnerney said,well put.
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I'll try a variety of flies and styles based on what worked on similar water conditions before. If you are observant, and persistent, you get " lucky ".
Like Bubba says, "I like to fish with that fly that's catching fish right now . It's my favorite today ".
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