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Fishing a nymph under a dry fly is rarely as simple as adding a nymph and casting it out there. Some forethought into what your objectives are, measured against your options for rigging and fly selection, goes a long way toward filling the net with trout.
Do you want to fish the nymph or the dry? That’s the first question to ask. Each dry dropper style allows for the opportunity to catch trout on both flies, but only Light Dry Dropper is tuned for fishing the dry fly at its best.
While Standard Dry Dropper and Tight Line Dry Dropper are great for fishing the nymph first, Light Dry Dropper is perfect for offering the dry fly as a primary choice. And sometimes, the frequency of takes on the added nymph is stunning.
With this Skills Series on the Troutbitten Podcast, my friend, Austin Dando, joins me to dissect the Light Dry Dropper style.
Because “fishing dry dropper” can really mean a lot of things. And each of these styles has many moments when it’s the clear winner.
In 2019, I published a full series on these Three Styles of Dry Dropper on the Troutbitten Website. You can find them here:
READ: Troutbitten | Three Styles of Dry Dropper
READ: Troutbitten | Three Styles of Dry Dropper — Light Dry Dropper
READ: Troutbitten | Three Styles of Dry Dropper — Standard Dry Dropper
READ: Troutbitten | Three Styles of Dry Dropper — Tight Line Dry Dropper
This podcast series is an excellent companion for that article series.
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READ: Troutbitten | That’s Not A Dead Drift
Episode Three of Season Four continues this skills series education with the focus on Standard Dry Dropper. So look for that one in your Troutbitten Podcast feed.
Fish hard, friends.
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T R O U T B I T T E N
@Austin, make sure you make a beer with some of those hops straight off the bine. The depth of flavour from fresh hops is something special. Only dry what you can’t brew fresh.
Great podcast, guys. Dom, you mentioned liking an RS2 when fishing light dry dropper. Do you have a favorite hook for this fly?
So, no discount code for the beer haha?! Dam!