Orvis Fly Fishing
How Do I Cast And Mend When Fishing Dry Flies?
Here’s one thing every fly fisherman dreams about: Hitting their favorite spot right in the middle of a mayfly hatch. With the water covered in bugs and all the feeding going on, it’s an opportunity to experience some fantastic dry-fly fishing.
To trout, it’s also an opportunity. But one that carries with it a ton of risk. Fish live in an eat-and-be-eaten world. During a hatch, they can gorge on fat, easy meals. But to do it, they need to expose themselves to predators looking for fat, easy meals of their own.
This why trout get into hard-to-get-at spots when they’re eating flies off the surface. These fish would rather eat under the surface, as far from predators as possible. But when a hatch gets heavy, the chance to bulk up on calories is too great to pass up.
To feed and stay safe, trout locate themselves in some of the toughest lies in the river. These lies can challenge your fly fishing skills and make these trout seem untouchable. But with a few tips and techniques, you can find success—and some nice fish on the end of your line.
Landing the dream
Fishing a hatch is easily one of the most exciting experiences you’ll ever have with a fly rod—especially if you follow the tips above and get into some serious trout action. They can help you go from dreaming about landing fish after fish, cast after cast to making this kind of dream come true.
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