3 easy ways to get your fly down deeper (where the big ones are!)

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Three easy ways to get your fly in front of fish in deep water

For a long time, I caught most of my river trout on the surface, and started to think I was a pretty hot dry-fly angler. I wasn’t. Instead, I’d come to rely on dry flies because I couldn’t catch much on nymphs, streamers and other subsurface patterns. And the reason, I eventually learned, was because I wasn’t fishing deep enough. River fish tend to hold near the bottom, where the current is slower. Plus, most of their diet is subsurface. So, for consistent success, you need to get your fly down deep. Here are a few options…


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