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    Default How to properly "Match the Hatch"

    1. Start by picking a destination. Try to find a place that has a few bugs and fish that like to eat them.

    2. Take the time to look around and enjoy the outdoor experience.

    3. Find some emerging insects - in this case, some kind of stonefly and some Quill Gordons.

    4. Locate something in your fly box that's similar in size and color to one of the bugs you observed and tie it to your leader.

    5. Cast the imposter to unsuspecting fish and catch a bunch of them. You've now successfully "matched the hatch" - even though
    the fish are so innocent that you would have caught them on anything

    Last edited by dshort; 03-08-2012 at 08:19 PM.

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    Very nice! I like

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    Congrats! Loved your photos, keep them coming!

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    Great SBS Dshort :P Care to take me to those waters some time and give me a lesson? Hahaha.
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Sure man. If you're in the area, drop me a pm. Hopefully the tongue in cheek nature of that SBS comes through...

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    Wild troutin', blue linin', fly flingin', camo wearin', redneckin' elitist.

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    Great pics, I like how you are to the point and don't make it something that it isn't.
    nice post

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    love the picture of that fully submerged brookie. I'd put that in my top 10 favorite all time brookie pics! Make sure that pic makes it into the brookie pic thread.

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    Great post and pictures! Thanks for sharing.

    It's not what I catch when I'm fishing, it's what I lose that matters to me...
    Good decisions come from experience...Experience comes from bad decisions...

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    love the pictures great post!

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