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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Emerger Time!

Are you ready for the spring insect hatches on your favorite trout streams?  Have you ever been in the middle of a big hatch, with risers all around you, but can’t get a strike on your dry fly? You might wish you had an emerger pattern!

Most folks come armed with their dry flies and nymphs, but often lack the right flies to imitate the emerger phase. That’s when the nymphs float in the surface film, split their shuck, and emerge as a dun.

Here’s a great podcast on emergers. 


Tune in at a convenient time and let Tom and Tim prepare you for fishing emergers. Then stock your box with some emergers and try one as the dropper behind your dry fly. See if that  low-riding emerger is the secret to success during your next big hatch.  Good luck!

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