Welcome to the advanced series of our Dry Fly Fishing Video. We cover dry fly rig setups, dry fly casting, spotting for large trout when dry fly fishing and a few helpful tips to get you catching trout on a dry fly. Let's dive in. We'll first discuss our dry fly leader setup. As you become more comfortable with casting, we recommend increasing your leader length when dry fly fishing.
We previously advised an 8ft leader with 3ft of tippet. Now that you are more advanced, we recommend a 12ft 4x or 5x monofilament leader with an additional 2 feet of equal diameter tippet before attaching your first fly.
As you start to track down larger trout, these large predators are in tune with their environment. Their protective senses are going to pick up on any unfamiliar sounds or movements in their environment. And your thicker fly line landing on the water is one of these sounds that will deter them from chasing down your fly.
Check out the video to find out more on how to Dry Fly Fish for Large Trout!
Dry Fly Fishing for Trout - Advanced Techniques and Setups