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Chapter Two: Small Streams

Techniques for dry-fly fishing for wild trout

Fishing Small Streams Chapter 2 - Advanced Fly Fishing How To Videos From Orvis

Small stream trout fishing gets you away from boats and swimmers and other people, and takes anglers back to the essence of fly fishing. The tackle you need is minimal and the fly selection is simple. Fish are mostly small but they are invariably wild, and it’s mostly dry-fly fishing. If you need a day on the water where you catch lots of trout that are relatively easy to catch, small stream trout fishing is for you. And yes, you will get caught in trees but we also have some tips for minimizing those problems!

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