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Fly Fishing Quick Tip – Mountain Streams

By June 30, 2014 No Comments

uintah 1- Be careful not to spook fish.  Mountain streams are small and often shallow, this makes fish in these streams easy to spook.  Try to always fish against the current so that fish are facing away from you.  This will help you avoid spooking fish.  Also, use bushes and rocks to hide yourself when casting to fish in shallow areas. shallow 2- Use flies that imitate insects that are common in mountain areas.  Ants, beetles, grasshoppers, caddis, stoneflies, mosquitoes, midges, and mayflies are all common insects in mountainous areas and can be imitated using parachute ants, beetles, grasshoppers, elk-hair caddis, stimulators, PMXs, mosquitoes, zebra midges, and parachute Adams. stone 3- Use a 2 to 4 weight rod.  A lightweight fly rod will allow you to gently present flies to spooky fish and cast accurately in tight conditions.  A lightweight rod will also give you the delicate feel when a small fish hits your fly and fight the fish with the appropriate strength. brown Check out this great video by Orvis on presenting dry flies in streams: See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons]]>

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