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    Default What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

    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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    Default Re: What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

    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.

    Larry
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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.

    Chase

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    Default Re: What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

    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.
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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    Default Re: What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    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.

    Larry
    EXACTLY. sometimes the hardest part is trying to figure out what the fish have an appetite for
    "The core of mans spirit comes from new experiences" - C.J. McCandless

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

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    Default Re: What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

    95% time a 2hander, the 7wt Sage XP gets the rest.

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    Default Re: What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

    What Larry said.
    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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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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