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    What is everyone's go to flies for Rainbow Trout during the summer?

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    That is kind of a tough question, but here are some ideas. I try to match the hatch where I'm fishing if I can see anything coming off. If I'm stillwater fishing it is mostly chronomids, Callibaetis nymphs/emergers, damsel flies, at day break or sunset I might try streamers. If on a stream and nothing is rising then I will probably go with hare's ear, pheasant tail, prince nymph or Copper John. Early in the season I might try a stonefly pattern.


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    Go to summer fly, depends where you enjoy summer. Look around! Might be a grass hopper. After the cast let it sit a moment while the rings disipate then barely twitch it. Don't just fish it on the surface either. They drown quit well. Enjoy.

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    Like others have said, I always observe what is in, on, or near the water and make my decision from there.

    But, here are my favorites.

    Midges - Fore and Aft
    Mayfly - BWO
    Caddis - Elk hair caddis
    Stonefly - Orange Stimulator
    Hopper - Dave's Hopper

    Midge - Zebra Midge
    Mayfly - Hare's Ear
    Caddis - Sparkle Wing Caddis Emerger
    Stonefly - Prince
    San Juan Work - brown
    Woolly Bugger - black

    These probably make up 75% if my summer fishing. But if I only had one fly for the summer months - give me a parachute Adams in 12-22.


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