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greg setter wrote:
a "cast of wet flies."


James Woods-that is a fun way to fish. I occasionally do a little of that myself. A light cahill and a leadwing coachman. Perfect this time of year.


When I fished for finicky brown trout more often, I used to often fish a pair of flies--a dry, so I had a visible indicator to get the drift right in some tricky spots, and a small olive soft hackle on a short dropper underneath it. It was amazing how many times I had what I thought were rises to the dry fly, only to find the fish had actually taken the soft hackle hanging a few inches lower in the water column.

Out west, the same technique was effective when there was no hatch on, and I'd fish a small hi-vis floating grasshopper or beetle pattern and hang a sinking ant pattern on a short dropper. All the visual fun of dry fly fishing and the effectiveness of small wet flies!

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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