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Tuesday, February 14, 2023



How are your pickpocketing skills? You’d better practice up!

Spring’s high water and abundant bug drift will encourage more trout to repopulate pocket water.  While everyone one else is hammering the popular pools, sneak up to those boulder fields and pick those pockets clean.

While the water is cold, Euronymphing is a deadly technique. As the weather warms, try hi-sticking a dry/long nymph dropper through them. Finally, as the hatches kick off, try a double dry combo on a fairly short piece of tippet between them. Again, hi-stick those soft pockets and keep your fly line and leader off the water. Let those double dries bob quietly in those eddies and…

Be ready for a quick hookset on a spunky rainbow…

and maybe two at a time, too!!!

Thanks to midcurrent.com, you have more hot tips here:


Pick those pockets this spring!

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