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Best Fly Types to Catch Trout | Drifthook

Flies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; some cause vibrations while others stand out more. Knowing which type of flies to use when fishing different waters is essential. As a general rule, nymphs, streamers, dry flies, and emergers will be the most successful types of fly patterns to catch trout. 


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The Perfect Fly Size | Nymphs, Dry Flies, Streamers
Trout usually spawn in the fall when water temperatures drop below sixty degrees Fahrenheit. They lay their eggs in shallow riffles and then leave them alone until they hatch the following springtime. Trout feed on aquatic insects at this time, so choosing a fly that mimics the appropriate hatch is essential. So what size fly should you use for trout?

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What Flies Do I Have Fly Fishing? Identify Your Flies
Knowing what you're fishing for is one of the most important things about fly fishing. It allows you to choose your equipment and fly selection more accurately than using random gear. When you are fly fishing for trout, proper fly selection can make all the difference. But how do you know what fly is in your box and when to use it?

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How to Start Fly Fishing When You Don't Have a Clue About It
Suppose you are thinking of a different kind of sport where you will explore the outdoors more. Then, you see a random person post a giant bass cau...

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How Do You Treat Dry Flies?
Oftentimes it's the sight of a fly struggling in the surface film that triggers an instinctive reaction. Whether you've recently switched to dry-fly fishing or you're just beginning, know that there are important rules for playing and landing your fish. Treating your dry flies so they float more effectively is one of them. 

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Is a Midge a Nymph? A Fly Fishing Perspective
There are several different families of midges, all of which have nymphs that closely resemble one another. This is because there is a high degree of convergence between the evolution and development of insects in these different families. In this article, we'll discuss the life cycle of midges, their appearance, and what these insects are all about.

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How to Identify Euro Nymphing Flies - Hooks to Hackle
As a general rule, Euro Nymphing flies are slimmer and more prolonged than typical dry flies. They are designed to sink at a fast rate through the water column to reach the optimal feeding zone for fish species such as trout and grayling. Modern Euro Nymphing Fly Patterns often use tungsten-weighted bead heads and newer barbless jig style hooks.  Read more to find out all you need to know about identifying Euro Style Fly Patterns.

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When to Use a Streamer Fly Fishing - Guide Secrets
Streamers are very effective flies for fly fishing and can be used in a variety of different situations. We use streamers because trout like to eat fish, and larger fish need larger meals. And when larger fish find spaces where tiny trout fry live, those smaller fish tend to get eaten. Read on to learn more.

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How Do You Make Dry Flies Float Better?
Dry flies, as the name implies, float on the surface of the water. A fly that floats well is more likely to be taken by a fish than one that sinks or drifts along under the surface. Read more on how to keep your dry fly riding high.

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Fly Fishing Season in the US - Trout to Tarpon
Fly fishing can be done year-round provided one is prepared for the colder weather. The fly fishing season starts when trout can be caught on artificial flies that resemble insects or other food sources such as baitfish. 

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Top 5 Best Streamers for Trout - And How to Fish Them

What are the Best Trout Streamers? There are hundreds of different types of fly patterns available today. However, many of these flies will not catch fish when pursued with the most common methods used by practical fly fishers in trout streams across North America. Read on to find out our top 5.


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How Much Do Flies Cost? From Manufactured to Hand Tied
Fly fishing flies can be divided into three price categories. The price of flies varies depending on the materials used, the type/class of fly, and how much work goes into making them. This article breaks down the cost of fly production and what it would cost if you wanted to tie your own.

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