You might be wondering how to fly fish with emergers or even what an emerger is. We will take a closer look at them in this section when discuss the emerger fly fishing fly patterns.
As a whole, emerger flies, when it comes to fly fishing, is a technique used to simulate emerging insects such as midges, mayflies, and caddis hatching out of the water. As these insects move up the water column to emerge to the surface, they are easy prey for petitory fish like trout.
Aquatic insect larvae that are about to hatch swim to the water's surface to transition into the adult stage of their existence. When they reach the surface of the water, they can break free and attempt to open their wings for the first time in their lives. They are extremely sensitive to fish during this stage, making them easy prey for them.