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Chapter Ten: Hatches

Expert tips for fishing insect hatches

Advanced Fly Fishing Video Lessons From Orvis - Fishing Hatches Chapter 10

To many anglers, experiencing a heavy hatch of insects, with trout responding to them, is the pinnacle of fly fishing. Sometimes the trout don’t respond, but when they do, they seem to lose their caution and feed with abandon. It’s probably the best chance to catch a large trout on a dry fly. Learn how to identify the insects, how to pick a fly, and how to present your artificial to feeding trout.

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