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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
CT. Samall Stream That Looks LIke Shenandoah. Fishing North Country Spiders
After fly fishing for a long time I finally came around to a new, at least to me, technique. That is using a dry fly with a dropper. The idea of using this came to me while fishing a small stream Sunday morning. Small streams at this time it's a given that you fish a dry fly. I did this and while I took a brookie or two I missed many more. Not a big issue and I let it go. Later that day I realized that the reason I missed those fish was the fact they might be a bit skeptical about giving up their position. On Monday morning I found myself fishing the same pools, only this time I tied on a 12inch piece of tippet material to the dry fly which was a bushy caddis. The dropper was a North Country spider, a Smoke Fly.
The third cast and a home run was hit. The brookie took the spider.
It appeared that the fish would rise tentatively to the dry and not really take it. But a second or two they slammed the smoke fly.
The action continued for the 3 hours I fished the stream.
The king of the day. This stream has some very beautiful brook trout.