Fly Tricks For Fall Trout
Bob Izumi's Real Fishing|Fall 2019
In the fall, fly fishing changes. Not only does the weather cool, the bug activity often quiets down as well. Different techniques are needed to adapt to the rivers where fish are often looking for different food. Searching techniques and paying attention to details can improve your success.
Stephen May

Using stealth, slowing down, observing and taking samples from the bottom of the river can all be keys to success. Make sure you do this. If you find clues like rising fish, birds flying around, spawning fish releasing eggs or if you see bugs on the water, in the stream-side bushes or on the rocks on the bottom, you have the clues you need to select a technique and fly pattern to start with. If you see flying bugs and rising fish you are set to start with dry flies. If there are lots of bugs or eggs in the riffles, then match the food source by nymphing.

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