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Night Fishing For Trout, and the Mouse Emerger Concept
Night fishing is a mystery with no resolution. Every other aspect of fly fishing for trout has been written about, understood and expanded upon. Lifetimes of information are available at your fingertips — the lives of so many fishermen who’ve come before you. You can read the accounts of their discoveries, their failures, their new ideas and understandings.
But the night fishing game? It’s like a bare cupboard.
There are very, very few people who’ve spent much time on the water at night. And there are even fewer anglers who’ve written or shared good information about fishing for trout after dark.
Because there are so few practitioners of the night game, so few anglers willing (and able) to put in the hours and search for those answers, we find the same beliefs repeated time after time. The same advice. The same wives tales rerun again and again, because they sound like they make sense.
The truth is, night fishing is hard. Consistency is elusive — maybe it’s not even possible.
But after years of experiencing that kind of failure, I found an answer. I discovered a fly and a handful of tactics that turned the hook-up ratio around. And I started landing far more trout by fishing what I’ve come to think of as a mouse emerger.
In this podcast episode, my friends Josh and Trevor join me to discuss the mouse emerger concept.
What is it? And why does a mouse emerger fool more trout than other approaches? Why do trout attack flies but refuse them so often at night?
In this night fishing episode, we discuss the flies:
— The Bad Mother
— Lynch’s White Bellied Mouse
— The Pendragon
— The Black Rogue
— The Gypsy Queen
And we dig into the tactics for fishing a mouse emerger style:
— And the deadly Slow Slide
Since 2014, I’ve published over 700 articles on Troutbitten.com. These are fishing stories, tips, tactics and commentary. But it all started with a tale about night fishing that I titled, One of These Days. Since then, I’ve written a forty-part, ongoing series about Night Fishing for Trout, and there’s much more to be learned and discovered.
Find those night fishing articles and so much more at Troutbitten.com.
READ: Troutbitten | Series | Night Fishing for Trout
Presentations — The Deadly Slow Slide
Moonlight, Starlight and City Light
Back In Black — The Night Shift
Headlamps, Flashlights and Glow in the Dark Stuff
Upside Down and Backward
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